Amid the biting economic hardship imposed on Nigerians by the policies of the current dministration, President Bola Tinubu has proposed to spend over N6.9 billion on procurement of vehicles for the State House, with the Office of the First Lady getting N1.5 billion for new cars.
According to DailyPost, this spending is contained in the Supplementary Budget the president sent to the National Assembly for approval.
It would be recalled that the President sent a N2.17 trillion Supplementary Budget to the National Assembly for approval.
The government plans to spend N2.9 billion on Sport Utility Vehicles, SUVs, for the Presidential Villa and another N2.9 billion on replacing the cars in the pool.
This proposed expenditure is coming at a time when Nigerians are still protesting the decision of the National Assembly to procure N75 billion worth of vehicles for the 469 lawmakers.
Some young persons had held protests in Lagos and Abuja over the planned spending by the lawmakers at a time when Nigerians are facing a tough economic situation.
In the proposed supplementary budget, the government is planning to spend N28 billion on the State House. In addition, the government is planning to spend N12.5 billion on the Presidential air Fleet.