ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- The Federal Government of Nigeria has earmarked the sum of N460,217,071 for the State House’s “Materials and Supplies” in the 2024 Appropriation Bill.
Foodstuffs and catering materials will gulp N253,277,638 out of the sum.
Other items under the subhead include foodstuffs, stationeries, newspapers, and books, among others.
This is contained in the Appropriation Bill document released by the Budget Office of the Federation on Wednesday.
Punch reports that the budget was presented by President Bola Tinubu to a joint session of the National Assembly on 29 November.
Tinubu had christened the appropriation bill the “Budget of Renewed Hope.”
Below is a section of the document that contains the Presidency’s allocation for State House’s Materials and Supplies:
Meanwhile, the Federal Government of Nigeria also budgeted N260.8 million for electricity bill and N50 million for internet access charges for the State House.
The budget showed that N372m was earmarked for Utilities, part of which are the electricity and internet access charges.
Other utility expenses include telephone charges at N4.4m; water rates for N30 million and sewerage charges at N26 million.
The 2024 budget also revealed that N217 million was meant for fuel and lubricants at the State House.
Details show that N148m is earmarked for motor vehicle fuel cost, N37 million for plant/generator fuel cost and N31 million for cooking gas.