President Buhari And Aso Rock Ministers Budget N13.2bn On Food, Sitting Allowance In 2022
President Muhammadu Buhari and Ministries, Departments and Agencies have budgeted the sum of N13.2bn for refreshments, meals, food and catering materials and sitting allowance in the 2022 budget proposal, aso Naija reports.
Regardless of debt and rising food inflation in the country, the sum of N5.8bn had been budgeted for refreshments and meals, N1.76bn for food and catering materials while N5.7bn was budgeted for sitting allowance.
The figure, it was learnt, could be higher as the budget of the Central Bank of Nigeria, the Nigeria Customs Service, the Independent National Electoral Commission and a few other major agencies were not disclosed.
The sum also does not include the N260m earmarked for foodstuff made by the President , by the Nigeria Police Force and the Nigeria Correctional Service which feed detainees.
The State House headquarters earmarked N135.6m for meals and refreshment and a separate N245m for foodstuff while the Office of the President set aside N30.6m for refreshment and N301m for foodstuff.
The Office of the Vice-President earmarked N156.6m for foodstuffs and N20m for refreshment while the Office of the Chief of Staff to the President will spend N17.6m for meals and refreshments.
The Office of the Chief Security Officer earmarked N4.1m for the same purpose while the State House liaison office in Lagos earmarked N4m for both refreshments and foodstuffs.
The Presidential air fleet will also spend N160m for meals in 2022.
Meanwhile, out of 38 revenue agencies, the Federal Inland Revenue Service tops the list with a budget of N550m.
It is followed by the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation, which plans to spend N520m on meals and refreshments.
Also, the National Social Investment Office earmarked N496.8m for refreshment while the National Automotive Design and Development Council plans to spend N152.7m for the same purpose.
The Nigerian Ports Authority budgeted the sum of N144.1m for refreshments while the Department of Petroleum Resources (now Upstream Regulatory Commission) will spend N115m.
Police formations across the country will spend N100m while the Presidential air fleet earmarked 38m.
The Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation budgeted 60m for meals and refreshments.