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State House to spend ₦253m on foodstuffs and catering materials

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State House to spend ₦253m on foodstuffs and catering materials

₦253,277,638 has been set aside by the Federal Government for food and catering supplies.

This can be found in the document known as the Appropriations Bill, which was made public on Wednesday, December 6, 2023 by the Federation’s Budget Office.

Remember when the National Assembly met in joint session recently to hear President Bola Tinubu’s presentation of the 2024 budget?

According to the paper outlining the Presidency’s State House allotment, local travel would cost ₦638.5 million, while international travel will cost ₦6.9 billion.

The paper also revealed that Vice President Kashim Shettima will spend ₦1.8 billion on his domestic and international travels.

The fiscal document further shows that the Vice President will spend ₦35 million on refreshments/meals and ₦337.5 million on foodstuff/catering materials supplies.

Furthermore, the renovation of the President’s and the Vice President’s quarters will gulp ₦500 million and ₦300 million respectively, totalling ₦800 million.

The FG also budgeted ₦260.8m for electricity bills and ₦50m for internet access charges for the State House.

In the 2024 budget, ₦217m will be spent on fuel and lubricants at the State House, while ₦148m will be spent on motor vehicle fuel cost, ₦37m for plant/generator fuel cost and ₦31m for cooking gas.

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