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2021 Budget Reveals N2.4bn For Travels, N135m For Refreshments 

The office of the president will spend a total of N2.42 billion on travels and transport (local and international) in 2021, while the statehouse in Abuja will spend N135.6 million on refreshments according to a budget document seen.

President Muhammadu Buhari had on December 31, 2020, signed the N13.58 trillion 2021 budget into law.

In the budget, total expenditure budgeted for the office of the president stands at N3.82 billion, while the recurrent and overhead cost is N2.76 billion.

Other key highlights of the 2021 budgetary provision for the office of the president show that supply of catering materials and foodstuffs will gulp N98.3 million; a total of N164.17 million will be spent on honorarium and sitting allowance, while N41.21 million is budgeted for publicity and advertisement.

For the office of the vice-president, N801.03 million will be spent on travels (both local and international), refreshment and meals will cost N18.26 million, honorarium and sitting allowance will cost N20.26 million. N50.88 million is budgeted for the supply of catering materials and foodstuffs, and N23 million for welfare packages.

The office will spend N111.7 million on the acquisition of computer software in the year.

The statehouse in Abuja is to spend N336.26 million on motor vehicles, N478.31 million on honorarium and sitting allowance and N240.7m on welfare packages

The budget figure for wildlife conservation stands at N51.46 million; N60.94 million on sporting and gaming equipment, and N45.67 million for generator fuel.

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The office of the chief security officer to the president will spend N229.41 million on the purchase of motor vehicles, while drugs and other supplies for the statehouse medical centre will cost a total of N208.35 million.

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