Under the federal government’s planned expenditure captured in the 2023 budget, Aso Rock (presidential villa) plans to spend N14.8bn on Internet access, stationery and telephone charges, among others.
The budget shows that while N67.1m was budgeted for Internet access to the villa, N79m was earmarked for stationery and computer consumables.
Of the total budget for the presidential villa, N1.6bn would be spent on personnel cost.
Books and newspapers are budgeted N35m. While newspapers get N26.4m, the remaining N8.5m is set aside for books.
President Buhari Friday presented to a joint session of the National Assembly a budget proposal of N20.51tn for the 2023 fiscal year.
The budget is about N750bn higher than the N19.76tn earlier proposed in the 2023-2025 Medium Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper.
Ahead of the federal government budget presentation, the House of Representatives Thursday passed the 2023–2025 Medium Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper, which Buhari earlier presented to the National Assembly.
The passage followed the consideration of the report of the Committee on Finance.
The House approved an aggregate Federal Government of Nigeria expenditure of N19.76tn, made up of total recurrent (non-debt) of N8.53tn; personnel costs (MDAs) of N827.8bn; capital expenditure (exclusive of transfers), N3.96tn; special intervention (recurrent) of N350bn; and special intervention (capital) of N7bn.