Home » Business » 2014 Budget: Jonathan to spend N2.3 billion as travel expenses
2014 Budget: Jonathan to spend N2.3 billion as travel expenses
President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan

2014 Budget: Jonathan to spend N2.3 billion as travel expenses

As details of the 2014 budget begins to come out, it is becoming obvious that the President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan’s 2014 budget has no clear difference from that of previous administrations.

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan

For example, in 2014, the Presidency has proposed to spend of N2.378 billion on his travels. While N1.159 billion is for international journey, N1.219 has been earmarked for local trips.

In the same vein, a whopping N4billion has been inserted in the budget for the hosting of the World Economic Forum, while the much-talked about National Dialogue will cost the tax payers N7billion.

Another curious aspect of the budget is the N2billion that has been earmarked to take care of the repairs of the Presidency’s facilities.

According to the appropriation bill, N1.650 billion will be spent on the rehabilitation/repairs of the State House office buildings, N205 million on its residential building, N50 million on its electricity and another N120 million on the defence equipment.

Further details of the budget indicate that the government has also budgeted N56.8 million for President Jonathan’s medical expenses.

As contained in the budget, Jonathan’s medical expenses of N56.8 million, coded 22021004, is from his office’s total allocation of N2.995 billion. The vice president’s medical expenses will cost the tax payers N10.8 million.More on the budget in the days to come.

——————————————————————————————-

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

%d bloggers like this: