President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Vice President Kashim Shettima will spend N10.13 billion on meals and travels, according to the details of the 2024 budget proposal.
The N27.5trn budget proposal is being scrutinized by the National Assembly.
The budget has a total aggregate revenue projection of N18.32 trillion and a deficit of N9.18 trillion (3.88 per cent of GDP).
The fiscal document proposes capital expenditure of N8.7trn and recurrent, N18.51trn.
According to the budget proposal, Tinubu will spend N638.5m on local trips and N6.9 billion on foreign trips, totaling N7.6 billion.
Shettima’s travels will gulp N1.8 billion out of which N618.4 million is for local journeys and N1.2 billion for international trips.
Feeding, titled ‘refreshment & meal and foodstuff for the offices of Tinubu and Shettima’ was allocated N660.5m. Of this amount, N287.8 million is for the president’s office and N372.6 million for the VP’s office.
Further breakdown of the budget proposal shows that refreshments and meals for the president will gulp N33.6 million and another N254.2 million for foodstuff/catering materials supplies.
The vice president will spend N35 million on refreshments/meals and N337.5 million on foodstuff/catering materials supplies.