The 2017 budget breakdown, has revealed
how the State House, and some agencies of government under President
Muhammadu Buhari, would be spending a whopping sum of N42.9 billion, in
the fiscal year.
The amount according to Economic and
Financial Experts, is outrageous; sequel to the biting economic
recession that has engulfed the nation, with no solution in sight.
There are 16 agencies under the State
House, and they are: State House Headquarters, The Office of the
President, The Office of the Vice President, Office of the Chief of
Staff to the President, Office of the Chief Security Officer to the
President, State House Medical Centre, among several others.
According to the breakdown, the State
House (President’s Office) is allocated a total of N1.3 billion,
comprising overhead, recurrent, and a zero capital allocation.
State House, (Vice-President) got a
total allocation of N448 million, comprising overhead, recurrent, and a
zero capital allocation.
State House Headquarters got a total of
N11 billion, comprising overhead sum of N2.7 billion, recurrent N4.4
billion, and capital allocation of N6.5 billion.
By implication, Buhari and his household
will be spending the sum of N135, 780,000 on fuel and lubricants, in
the 2017 fiscal year.
This amount will take care of their motor vehicle fuel (petrol), plant generator fuel, and cooking gas.
Aside, a total of N123, 223,000 was also budgeted for his foodstuffs, and catering materials.
For office stationery, computer
consumables, books, newspapers, magazines, and periodicals, the total
sum of N291, 342,000 was allocated to the President.
For the Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo a
total sum of N306.7 million was budgeted for both local and foreign
trips, while N53,494,992 will be spent on foodstuffs and catering
Elsewhere, his office stationery will
gulp N9, 960,000; welfare packages N24.4 million, and the sum of N14.6
million on publicity, and advertisements.
Still on the office of the Vice
President, the sum of N21.3 million will be spent on honorarium and
sitting allowances; N10.4 million will be spent on printing of
non-security documents, and N3 million will be spent on uniforms, and
other clothing usually worn during ceremonies.
In specific terms, the State House will
be purchasing books worth N4.2 million; newspapers worth N28.3 million,
and magazines worth N4.08 million, during the coming fiscal year.
The Office of the Chief of Staff to the
President, on the other divides, have a total budgetary allocation sum
of N28.5 million. The breakdown include: total capital expenditure of
N8.2 million, and recurrent expenditure of N20.3 million.
The Office of the Chief Security Officer
to the President, has a total budget allocation sum of N123.3 million.
The allocation is made up of total capital of N12 million, and a
recurrent of N111.3 million.
The State House Medical Centre is
allocated N331.7 million as recurrent expenditure, with a zero capital
allocation. While the State House (Liaison Office), is allocated N279.8
The office of the Senior Special
Assistant to the President (OSSAP-SDGS), would be spending N111.7
million in 2017. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) got
N17.2 billion, comprising N7 billion for capital, and N10.1 billion for
Other agencies of government under the
Presidency and their budget allocation in 2017 are: Nigeria Institute
for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, N1.6 billion, comprising
recurrent, N1.2 billion; capital, N382.8 million; recurrent N1.2bn;
Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) got N1.1 billion, comprising total
recurrent sum of N933 million and capital N221.1 million; and Nigeria
Emergency Management Agency, NEMA got N1.3 billion, comprising N506.1
million as capital, and N880 million as recurrent.
The Bureau of Public Procurement, BPP,
got N1.4 billion, with recurrent taking N900.8 million, capital
allocation N584.9 million; Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency
Initiative (NEITI) got N1.2 billion with recurrent in the sum of N900.8
million, and capital N379.5 million; Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission
& ITS Centres got N5 billion as its total allocation, with N4
billion as capital, and N980.1 million as recurrent.
The Office of the Chief Economic Adviser
to the President, is allocated N106.8 million, which comprises N60
million as capital, and N46.8 million as recurrent in 2017 fiscal year.