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State House budgets N9.5b for SUVs, car tyres, others

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The State House has earmarked N9.5 billion for the purchase of tyres for bulletproof vehicles, Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs), operational vehicles, plain cars and the construction of an office complex for Special Advisers (SAs) and Senior Special Assistants (SSAs).

Out of the sum, N2 billion was earmarked for the replacement of SUVs, N4 billion for the purchase of State House operational vehicles, N351 million for the purchase of tyres for bulletproof vehicles, plain cars, jeeps, ambulances and N3.5 billion for the construction of office complex for SAs and SSAs.

The details are contained in the 2024 Appropriation Bill released by the Budget Office of the Federation on Wednesday.

The 2024 budget proposal was presented by President Bola Tinubu to a joint session of the National Assembly last Wednesday.

President Tinubu had christened the appropriation bill the ‘Budget of Renewed Hope’.

The Tinubu administration has continued to come under fire following what experts have tagged as “frivolous spending” by the political class amidst the hardship currently being experienced by the citizens as a result of the fallouts of the removal of fuel subsidy.

The proposed 2024 Appropriation Bill under review by the National Assembly has an allocation of N15.961 billion for international and domestic travel expenses for the President, his deputy, and their aides.

President Tinubu’s travel budget amounts to N7.630 billion, predominantly earmarked for foreign trips with N6.992billion for international travels, and N638.535 million set aside for domestic travels.

Vice President Kashim Shettima’s travel allowance is proposed at N1.847 billion, split between N1.229 billion for foreign trips and N618.399 million for local travels.

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