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Buhari bows to pressure, slashes budget allocation on cars

19 January 2016, 10:39

Abuja - Following the criticism that followed the allocation of over N8.09 billion in the 2016 budget for the purchase of various brands of vehicles for State House operations, President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered a reduction in the amount.

A fresh copy of the budget uploaded to Budget Office’s website shows that the allocation for cars has been cut by over 80%.

Also read: Presidency uploads 2016 budget online

The government will now spend only N1.34 billion to purchase five BMW saloon cars, jeeps and buses for the State House in 2016.

An undated version of the budget uploaded to the website of the Budget Office of the Federation, also showed that there were other cuts regarding allocation for vehicles compared to the original budget. 

Although there were adjustments to the allocations to the various departments and units, the total appropriation of N39.13 billion for the Presidency remained sacrosanct and unchanged in both the previous and current budget versions.

You can download the budget here

- News 24


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