Nigeria: Aso Rock To Spend N18.4bn On Fuel, Lubricants, Telephone This Year

(Vanguard) THE Presidential Villa, otherwise known as Aso Rock, will spend about N18.36 billion this year for fuel and lubricants.

Also, N237,370,200 will be spent by the State House headquarters. Of this figure, the office of the President will spend N168.722 million for fuel and lubricants, while N68,647,329 will be spent on lubricants by the Vice President.

The State House is also expected to spend N75, 131,589 on plants and generators for both the headquarters and that of the Vice President, with the headquarters spending N54,329,366 while the Vice President will spend N20,802,589 on fuel for generators alone.

The Presidency in the budget for the year would spend N577.543 million to replace aged vehicles in the presidential fleet while N15, 215, 500 has been earmarked for maintenance of plants and generators, N137,827,111 for the maintenance of office/IT equipment, N382,317,777 for maintenance of motor vehicle/transport equipment and N122,466,733 for other maintenance services.

For the Vice President, maintenance of motor vehicle/transport equipment will gulp N83, 208,883; N145, 615,546 for maintenance of office building/residential quarters; N62,406,663 for the maintenance of office/IT equipment, N10,401,110 for maintenance of plants/generators and N20,802,221 for other maintenance services.

Disclosing this yesterday during the 2012 budget defence before the Senator Dahiru Kuta-led Committee on Federal Character and Inter-Governmental Affairs, Permanent Secretary in the State House, Dr. Tunji Olaopa said refreshment and meals for 2012 would gulp N293.695 million. The same item took in 2011 was N312.316 million.

According to the Permanent Secretary, the State House would spend N993.02 million to fuel vehicles and N56. 692 million on telephone, even as the office of the Vice President will spend N20,802 million on refreshment and meals; N35.363 million to fuel vehicles; N20.802 million to fuel generators and N6.240 million for cooking gas and fuel.

For publicity and advertisement, office of the Vice President will spend N124,813,325, among others.

Olaopa also told the committee that the State House generated N2.8 billion with independent revenue accounting for N126.021 million; VAT, N1.2 billion; Holding Tax, N1.39 billon and PAYE, N48.4 million.

  1. nwabugwu kelechukwu jonathan Reply

    I am dumbfounded,what a waste

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