President Buhari addressing the Nigerian parliament. The presidency has made a massive cut in the 2016 Budget
The presidency has drastically cut its N8.09 billion provision in the 2016 budget for the purchase of various brands of vehicles
for State House operations during the year.
Premium Times reports that a review of the fresh copy of the budget uploaded to the website of the Budget Office of the Federation on Friday, January 15, showed a massive cut by about 83.5% in the total allocation for the vehicles.
According to the revised budget, the government will now spend only N1.34 billion to buy only five BMW saloon cars and jeeps as well as buses for use by the Presidency during the year.
There were other adjustments asides reduction in the provision for vehicles. Certain allocations to various departments and units in the presidency contained in the original budget were revised.
It would be recalled that a total of N7.52 billion was provided previously for the purchase of various exotic vehicles, including BMW saloon cars, in addition to another N566 million for the procurement of vehicles, including 16-seater Toyota Hiace coaster buses for the State House.