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The Fleecing of Nigeria continues: Nigeria’s VP Namadi Sambo to Spend $20 Million on Travels and Office Stationery in 2012

 

Namadi Sambo
By Nuruddeen M. Abdallah

Vice President Muhammad Namadi Sambo plans to spend N1.7 billion (approximately $10.3Million) on trips in 2012 and N1.3 (approximately $9.7 million) billion on office stationeries, Daily Trust findings reveal.

​The office of the vice president, according to the 2012 budget estimates, would spend N1, 674, 811, 793 on local and foreign travels.

The documents revealed that the State House would spend N723 million on the number two citizen’s local travels and transports and another N951 million on his international travels and transports.

Of the N18.35 billion budgeted for the State House, Sambo would spend another N1.3 billion on office stationeries. The estimates indicate that the vice president’s office would gulp N343 million on computer consumables; N12 million on books; N45 million on newspapers; N9 million on magazines and periodicals.

Also, the vice president is planning to spend N314 million on drugs and medical supplies; N477 million on foodstuff and catering material supplies; N121 million on printing of non-security documents; N11 million on teaching aids and instructional materials.

Similarly, the State House would expend N2.4 billion for the maintenance services at the vice president’s office. Of this amount budgeted for maintenance, N382 million is for vehicles; N53 million for office furniture; N1.7 billion for office building and residential quarters; N137 million for office IT equipment; N15 million on plants and generators and N133 on maintenance services.

The same budget estimates also indicate that President Goodluck Jonathan and his deputy will together enjoy N1 billion worth of food and general catering services in 2012.

According to the budget details, the cost of purchasing foodstuffs, catering supplies, kitchen equipment for the president and his vice, and their offices, will cost the nation N992.57 million.

-Daily Trust

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