The national executive has budgeted N1.3 billion on foreign and local trips in 2018 for president Muhammadu Buhari and vice-president Yemi Osinbajo.
Nigerian newspaper Punch adds that the figure is part of the 2018 Appropriation Bill presented to the joint section of the National Assembly by President Buhari a week ago.
A breakdown of the figure obtained from the newspaper indicates that the president and the vice president will spend N968.4 m on their foreign trips during the year, while their local trips will take N334m.
President Muhammadu Buhari’s budget on foreign trip alone is N751m and N250m on local trips.
The VP will spend N217m and N84m on his foreign and local trips respectively.
These figures do not include N182m allocated for both local and foreign trips in the budget of the State House Headquarters.
In the last budget of 2017, President Buhari spent N739m on foreign trips, while Osinbajo used N218m for the same purpose.
Also in 2017, N238m was spent by Buhari on local trips while his deputy’s local trips cost N88 million, spending N1. 28 billion on foreign and local trips in total last year.