President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo plan to spend N3.97 billion on food, cars, and travels in 2021, details of the proposed 2021 budget released by the Budget Office of the Federation show.
The breakdown of the proposed budget, which is awaiting the approval of the National Assembly, shows that the president has budgeted N2.4 billion for his local and international travels.
The figure is slightly lower (a difference of N1 million) than the amount he budgeted for travels in 2020.
Of the N2.4 billion, N1.65 billion is for the president’s international travels while the president’s local travels will cost N775 million.
Similarly, N98 million is budgeted for the president’s “foodstuff and catering supplies”, while N25 million was budgeted for refreshments and meals, the same as last year.
Local travel will gulp N283 million while international travels get N517 million in 2021.
Similarly, for the vice president, N50 million was budgeted for foodstuff and catering materials and supplies, and N18 million for refreshments and meals.
The budget also shows that N436 million will be spent on purchasing motor vehicles for the State House.