President Muhammadu Buhari is set to spend N1.001 billion from the recently signed 2019 budget on trips this year. PostNaija had learned that President Buhari, signed the 2019 Appropriation Bill into law early this week.
However, the full details show that president Buhari will spend N751.296 million on foreign trips alone, while about N250. 021 million will be spent on trips within Nigeria.
Similarly, vice President Yemi Osinbajo will also spend N217.060 million on foreign trips, in addition to N83.74 million made for local trips. Meanwhile, the signed 2019 budget, N3.822 billion was set aside for yearly routine maintenance of mechanical/electrical fixings in Aso Villa.
In the same vein, N576.747 million was set aside for the gradually phased replacement of vehicles, spares as well as tires in the presidential CVU, security escort, and State House operational fleet.
Meanwhile, President Buhari is expected to spend N164.176 million on honorarium and sitting allowance, including N25 652 million on meals and refreshments. The Chief Security Officer to the president got the total sum of N433.457 million for the purchase of security and operational vehicles.
In addition, N395.834 million was reserved for the Presidential Wing of the State House Clinic, while N395.834 million would be spent on the construction of office buildings.
Likewise, the State House Medical Centre was allocated a total sum of N798.856 million, with drugs and medicals supplies taking about N208.350 million and N244.364 million reserved for the purchase of health and medical equipment.
Subsequently, the upgrade of Villa Ranch and construction of wildlife conservation capture would take about N27.463 million; while the rehabilitation of animal procurement of Vet Lab equipment was allocated a distinct sum of N11.865 million.
More so, the Office of the President would get N8, 580,741 for the purchase of books in the 2019 fiscal year. While N26, 432, 346 was provided in the budget for the acquisition of newspapers, including N3, 511,909 which was set aside for magazines and periodicals.
Bayelsa PDP Secretariat Under Attack After Supreme Court Judgment (VIDEO)
The Bayelsa Secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has been reportedly destroyed and set ablaze by aggrieved thugs protesting the annulment of the election of APC candidate, David Lyon by the Supreme Court.
The protest started at Tombia roundabout and was rounded off at the INEC office in Bayelsa State. Therefore, this led to the vandalization of PDP properties. However, the protest was stopped by the combined efforts of the joint military and the police patrol
Also, other properties destroyed include, four security post of the state high court, billboards with the photos of Duoye Diri were vandalized, and a section of the PDP secretariat was also destroyed by fire.
So, Here is the video;
Supreme Court Judgment Was Bought – David Lyon
David Lyon in his reaction to the annulment of his election and the crowning of Duoye Diri as the governor-elect said the judgment was procured.
This he said while addressing a press conference in Bayelsa State this morning. Lyon said the judgment was a “procured judgment”. He has, therefore, pleaded with his supporters to remain calm and maintain law and order.
Preye Oseke, who represented the sacked governor-elect, David Lyon said;
“We are in shock. We as a party and as people of Bayelsa are rejecting the judgment completely. It is a procured judgment. While we have our respect for the revered justices, we believe that this is not the wish of Bayelsans. Again, we are calling on the Independent National Electoral Commission not to issue a certificate of return to the candidate of the PDP because he was unable to score the required 25 percent in two-thirds of the local government areas.
As a party, we are law-abiding; our properties have been destroyed even amid the judgment that came this morning. We are calling on all our supporters to remain calm while our leaders and stakeholders meet and come up with the next line of action. We believe the right thing will be done. The rule of law will be upheld.” he declared
INEC Recognizes Douye Diri Of The PDP As Winner Of Bayelsa Gubernatorial Elections
The PDP candidate, Douye Diri has been declared the winner of the Bayelsa Governorship elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
So, the Chairman of the commission made this announcement at the INEC headquarters in Abuja. Also, he said the certificate of return will be given immediately to the winner, Douye Diri.
Recall that the Supreme Court yesterday annulled the election of David Lyon of the APC on the ground that his running mate submitted forged certificates to INEC.
So, here is another photo of Douye Diri at the INEC office to receive the certificate of return.