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Presidency To Spend N654.02 Million On Generators In 2013

The Presidency is to spend the sum of
N654.02 million on generators in 2013. The
money covers the cost of maintenance of
plants and generators as well as the cost
of fuelling them .

The money also covers the amount set aside to
replace some generators in the institutions under
the Presidency.

In 2012, the Federal Government including
the presidency, ministries, departments and
agencies proposed to spend more than
N1.31bn in fuelling generators.

The budget for fuelling generators for the entire government in 2013 could not be determined as at press time.

Similarly, the presidency will spend N3.78bn on
trips overseas in the 2013 financial year.
Budget details reveal that the State House
Quarters has a provision of N60,664, 571
and N72,510,832 for ‘maintenance of plants/
generators’ and ‘plant and generator fuel
Also, the proposed budget provides for
N26, 639,586 for generator maintenance
and N49, 108,333 as fuel cost for power
A budgetary provision is also made for the
purchase of a generating set at the sum of N60m
and another N60m for what was described as
“on-going projects.”
The budget also provides N34, 024,985, for
generator maintenance and N23.402, 499
as cost of fuel next year.
Also, the BPE is to spend N12m and N2,
576,794m on fueling of generators and
their maintenance respectively.
Among the organisations under the Presidency,
the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission
and the National Identity Management
Commission have the highest allocation for
power provision through generators.
While the anti-graft agency budgeted N74,
341,739 for fuelling and N8, 629,595 for
maintenance, NIMC has a proposal of N60,
652,526 for fuel supply and N30, 396,182 for
Another agency under the Presidency, the
Bureau for Public Procurement has a
proposal of N4.2 million for generator
maintenance and N1.4 million for fuelling
The National Emergency Management Agency
will get N11m for power and maintaining
generators out of which N7m is pencilled down
for maintenance and N4m for fuelling.
Other agencies such as the National
Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies,
Jos budgeted N2m for maintenance of
generators, the Nigeria Extractive Industry
Transparency Initiative has N1,27m for
plant maintenance and N860,677 as cost of
fuel, the National Boundary Commission,
N1.69m and N773.217 for plant maintenance
and fuel cost.
Also, N1.1m is proposed for fuelling
generators in the office of the Special
Adviser to the President on MDG, and N5
million as generator maintenance cost in
Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission, which
also proposes N2.5m as cost of fuelling.
Foreign travel by the Presidency, on the other
hand, is to cost N3.78bn in 2013.
The estimates reveal that the State House, office
of the Vice-President as well as some agencies
under the presidency are proposing to spend this
This amount excludes what is being
proposed for spending for the same
purpose locally.
According to the budget, the amount will
be spent on “International Travel and
Transport: Training & others.”
The State House Quarters proposes to
spend N149.9m on international travel and
transport: Training.
Under the sub-head ‘International Travel and
Transport: Others’ it is also to spend N1.2bn.
Under the sub-head, “Presidency State House,
International Travel and Transport: Training
and others,” the sum of N118m and
N902.4m is proposed for spending.
The office of the Vice President has a
budget of N419m under the same sub-head.
(Credit: PUNCH)
Instead of spending that huge amount on
generators, why not invest it into the power
Mr President who are your advisors?


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