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Buhari set to spend N3.91 billion on Aso Rock

23 May 2016, 08:31

Abuja - Despite a harsh economic climate currently facing the country, President Muhammadu Buhari is set to spend a whopping N3.914 billion on maintenance for his Presidential Villa in Aso Rock, Abuja.

According to a Naij report, Julius Berger Plc., a construction company, will receive a hefty sum for repairs at the President's official home, despite N2.82 billion having been put aside for maintenance services to the state house and a further N41.84 billion having been allocated for house operations to the Vice-President's residence.

A breakdown of the N3.914 billion has revealed that N1.698 billion will be used towards the state house operations of Aso Rock, while N289.617 will be used for state house operations to the residence of the Vice-President, Punch reports.

Also read: Pastor Tunde Bakare lashes out at Buhari over fuel subsidy

In addition, N103.470 million has been budgeted for food and catering at Aso Rock, while a further N276.89 million has been set aside for honorarium and sitting allowance and N44.190 million for advertising and publicity.

The Federal Government will also be purchasing recreational materials for the Presidential Villa, with a total of N12.057 million having been allocated for this purpose.

Read more at Naij

- News24


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