The Federal Government has allocated N460,217,071 in the 2024 Appropriation Bill for the State House's "Materials and Supplies" category.
A significant portion, amounting to N253,277,638, will be used for procuring foodstuffs and catering materials.
Other items listed under this category include stationery, newspapers, books, and more. They are listed below:
Office stationeries/computer consumables – N66,719,333
Books – N6,427,173
Newspapers – N21,296,484
Magazines & Periodicals – N3,379,524
Printing of Non-Security Documents – N24,303,149
Printing of Security Documents – N11,349,170
Drugs & Medical Supplies – N63,882,198
Uniforms & Other Clothing – N9,582,402
Food Stuff/Catering Materials Supplies – N253,277,638
The Budget Office of the Federation released the information within the Appropriation Bill document on Wednesday.
The budget itself was presented by President Bola Tinubu to a joint session of the National Assembly on November 29. He christened the appropriation bill the “Budget of Renewed Hope.”
Meanwhile, the Federal Government also budgeted N260.8m for electricity bills and N50m for internet access charges for the State House.
The budget revealed that N372m was earmarked for Utilities, part of which are the electricity and internet access charges.
Other utility expenses include telephone charges at N4.4m; water rates for N30mand sewerage charges at N26m
The 2024 budget also revealed that N217m was meant for fuel and lubricants at the State House.
Details show that N148m is earmarked for motor vehicle fuel cost, N37m for plant/generator fuel cost and N31m for cooking gas.