President Mohammadu Buhari will be spending a total of N12.5bn on the Presidential Air fleet in 2022 budget expenditure
This is according to the breakdown of the 2022 Appropriation Bill currently before the National Assembly.
Buhari presented the fiscal document to a joint session of the National Assembly on Thursday.
The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zaynab Ahmed, provided the details on Friday.
Presidential Air Fleet (PAF’s) budget is contained in the budget of the National Security Adviser.
Further scrutiny of the PAF’s budget showed that Buhari will spend N2.4bn on what the government called “compliance with mandatory upgrades on PAF aircraft.”
The budget also revealed it will be spending N2bn on the overhaul of Gulf Stream G550, Falcon 7X and CL 605 engines.
It indicate it will be spending N2bn on the repair of air navigational equipment.
The budget of the PAF further revealed that the purchase of aircraft calibration equipment will gulp N500m.
President Buhari also budgeted N210m for what it described as the “purchase of Phase 7 Avionics for AW 139 helicopters.”
Aviation fuel for PAF, according to the Appropriation Bill, will gulp N250m.
The sum of N1.6bn was allocated to general maintenance in the PAF budget while N1bn will be spent on the maintenance of aircraft.
The Presidency had said the PAF had 10 aircraft at the inception of the Buhari government since 2015
These are Boeing Business Jet (Boeing 737-800 or Airforce One), one Gulfstream 550, one Gulfstream V (Gulfstream 500), two Falcons 7X, one Hawker Sidley 4000, two AgustaWestland AW 139 helicopters and two AgustaWestland AW 101 helicopters.
It was not clear as of the time of filing this report on Saturday evening if the jets were still in the fleet.
Meanwhile, the Federal Government had budgeted N1.8bn for the revitalisation of primary health care centres in the country.
The North-Central, North-East and the South-West will get the highest allocation.
In the 2022 appropriation budget analysed by Urban Express-News Online, it was stated that N400,000,000 would be used for the “renovation/equipping of identified strategic focal LGAs PHCs towards achieving PHC revitalization in North-Central geo-political zone.
North-West will get N300,000,000 while N280,000,000 was earmarked for the North-East.