2017 Budget Presidency to spend N432M on cars for former presidents, VPs

The sum, which is contained in the 2017 budget, was allocated by the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF).

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Nigeria will spend N432 million to buy cars for the nation’s former presidents and vice presidents in 2017.

The sum, which is contained in the 2017 budget, was allocated by the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF).

The sum of N280.099 million was budgeted for the purchase of vehicles for the seven former Presidents and Heads of State while N120.090 million was set aside to buy cars for the four former Vice Presidents and Chiefs of General Staff.

The former Presidents and former Heads of State are General Yakubu Gowon, Alhaji Shehu Shagari, General Ibrahim Babangida, Chief Ernest Shonekan, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, General Olusegun Obasanjo, and Goodluck Jonathan.

The former Vice Presidents and former Chiefs of General Staff are Dr. Alex Ekwueme, Air Cdr Ebitu Ukiwe, General Oladipupo Diya, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and Alhaji Namadi Sambo.

Meanwhile, the Federal Government is said to be owing 10 months pension arrears to Shagari, Babangida, Obasanjo and Jonathan due to the financial crisis in the country.

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The revelation was made by Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal in November.

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