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The foreign trips of President
Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and the State House headquarters
will gulp about N1.05bn in the 2017 fiscal year.

Their local trips will cost the
nation N353.115m.

These are some of the details of
the 2017 Appropriation Bill currently before the National Assembly as obtained
by our correspondent on Thursday in Abuja.

According to the breakdown of the
proposed budget, Buhari’s international travels and transport will gulp
N739.487m; Osinbajo’s will cost N218.296m; while the State House Headquarters
will spend N97.208m on the same item.

For local travels and transport,
N238.201m is budgeted for Buhari; N88.364m is allocated to Osinbajo, while the
State House Headquarters will get N26.44m.

Apart from the travel expenses, the
President and the Vice President are expected to spend N168.45m on foodstuffs
as well as catering materials and supplies in 2017.

This is apart from another
N123.223m budgeted for the same item for the State House Headquarters.

According to the breakdown,
N114.967m is allocated for foodstuffs and catering materials’ supplies for the
President’s office, while N53.494m is allocated for Osinbajo’s office.

For the State House Headquarters,
the government has allocated N100.82m for the payment of outstanding balance on
acquired canteen and kitchen equipment for the Banquet Hall, auditorium and
Defence House; N21.6m for cooking gas; and N97.2m for refreshment and meals.

The Office of the Chief of Staff to
the President will also get N1.152m for foodstuffs and catering materials’
supplies.

For the Lagos Liaison Office of the
State House, N8.350m will be spent on foodstuffs and catering materials, and
N900,000 will be spent on cooking gas and fuel cost.

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