20190103

Obasanjo, Jonathan, Others To Get Over N2bn Benefits In 2019

Former Nigerian leaders including ex-Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo, Goodluck Jonathan and their Chiefs of Staff are to receive N2.3bn as benefits in 2019.

The sum of N4.5bn was also proposed in the 2019 budget as severance benefits for retired Heads of Service and Permanent Secretaries while former heads of government agencies and parastatals would receive N1bn as severance benefits.

This is contained in the budget document recently submitted to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Federal Government also proposed N3bn for outsourced services and N5bn for ‘margin for increased in costs.’

Findings also showed that N65bn was budgeted for re-integration of transformed ex-militants while contingency got N15.8bn.

The counter-insurgency operations in the North-East, Operation Lafiya Dole and other military operations were expected to gulp N75bn.

The Federal Government allocated N20bn for university revitalization and another N20bn for additional support to universities.

The sum of N160bn was voted for public service wage adjustment for ministries, departments and agencies including arrears of promotion and salary increases and severance benefits.

Another N22.7bn was allocated for outstanding terminal benefits of retired Nigeria Airways workers.

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps proposed N514.6m for the construction of public schools and N170.4m for construction of stations/ barracks.

The Nigeria Police Force voted N103m for land acquisition and N4.9bn for police stations/ barracks construction.

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