President Bola Tinubu, Vice President Kashim Shettima and theirs aides at the Presidential Villa are to spend the sum of N15.961 billion on international and local travels in 2024.
The figure is contained in the 2024 appropriation bill now being considered by the National Assembly.
The breakdown of the figure showed that President Tinubu would spend the sum of N7. 630billion on travels, with the bulk of the money to be spent on foreign trips.
If approved by the federal legislature, he would spend N6.992billion on foreign trips and N638.535 million on travels within the country.
Similarly, Vice President Shettima would spend a total of N1.847billion on international and local travels.
According to the budget proposal, he will spend N1.229 billion on foreign trips and N618. 399million on local trips.
Another N6.484 billion was provided for Villa Headquarters international and local travels.
It consisted of N 6.282 billion for international travels, N60. 981 million for local travels for training and N140.640 million for local travels.
The Villa Headquarters was allocated N40.616 billion in the 2024 federal budget, with a capital vote of N12.497 billion, overhead N10.334 billion, while personnel receiving N163 billion.
Annual routine maintenance of mechanical and electrical installations in the Villa was allocated N9 billion, while another N4.5 billion was set aside for Julius Berger liabilities on routine maintenance for 2022/2023 and work as directed 2022-2023 inclusive of Kaduna work.”
The construction of office for Special Advisers and Senior Special Advisers was allocated the sum of N3 billion.
Another N3 billion was provided for the acquisition, renovation, rehabilitation and furnishing of State House Annex.
Despite the budgetary provision for operational vehicles in the 2023 Supplementary Budget recently, another N4 billion was allocated to operational vehicles, while another N2billion was provided for SUVs.
The rehabilitation of Animal Enclosure in the Villa was allocated the sum of N45. 259 million, Villa Ranch and construction of wild life conservation got N130.076 million.