Presidency To Spend N654.02 Million On Generators In 2013

By 11:01 Sun, 14 Oct 2012 Comments

The Presidency is to spend the sum of

N654.02 million on generators in 2013. The

money covers the cost of maintenance of

plants and generators as well as the cost

of fuelling them .

The money also covers the amount set aside to

replace some generators in the institutions under

the Presidency.

In 2012, the Federal Government including

the presidency, ministries, departments and

agencies proposed to spend more than

N1.31bn in fuelling generators.

The budget for fuelling generators for the entire government in 2013 could not be determined as at press time.

Similarly, the presidency will spend N3.78bn on

trips overseas in the 2013 financial year.

Budget details reveal that the State House

Quarters has a provision of N60,664, 571

and N72,510,832 for ‘maintenance of plants/

generators’ and ‘plant and generator fuel


Also, the proposed budget provides for

N26, 639,586 for generator maintenance

and N49, 108,333 as fuel cost for power


A budgetary provision is also made for the

purchase of a generating set at the sum of N60m

and another N60m for what was described as

“on-going projects.”

The budget also provides N34, 024,985, for

generator maintenance and N23.402, 499

as cost of fuel next year.

Also, the BPE is to spend N12m and N2,

576,794m on fueling of generators and

their maintenance respectively.

Among the organisations under the Presidency,

the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission

and the National Identity Management

Commission have the highest allocation for

power provision through generators.

While the anti-graft agency budgeted N74,

341,739 for fuelling and N8, 629,595 for

maintenance, NIMC has a proposal of N60,

652,526 for fuel supply and N30, 396,182 for


Another agency under the Presidency, the

Bureau for Public Procurement has a

proposal of N4.2 million for generator

maintenance and N1.4 million for fuelling


The National Emergency Management Agency

will get N11m for power and maintaining

generators out of which N7m is pencilled down

for maintenance and N4m for fuelling.

Other agencies such as the National

Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies,

Jos budgeted N2m for maintenance of

generators, the Nigeria Extractive Industry

Transparency Initiative has N1,27m for

plant maintenance and N860,677 as cost of

fuel, the National Boundary Commission,

N1.69m and N773.217 for plant maintenance

and fuel cost.

Also, N1.1m is proposed for fuelling

generators in the office of the Special

Adviser to the President on MDG, and N5

million as generator maintenance cost in

Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission, which

also proposes N2.5m as cost of fuelling.

Foreign travel by the Presidency, on the other

hand, is to cost N3.78bn in 2013.

The estimates reveal that the State House, office

of the Vice-President as well as some agencies

under the presidency are proposing to spend this


This amount excludes what is being

proposed for spending for the same

purpose locally.

According to the budget, the amount will

be spent on “International Travel and

Transport: Training & others.”

The State House Quarters proposes to

spend N149.9m on international travel and

transport: Training.

Under the sub-head ‘International Travel and

Transport: Others’ it is also to spend N1.2bn.

Under the sub-head, “Presidency State House,

International Travel and Transport: Training

and others,” the sum of N118m and

N902.4m is proposed for spending.

The office of the Vice President has a

budget of N419m under the same sub-head.

(Credit: PUNCH)

Instead of spending that huge amount on

generators, why not invest it into the power


Mr President who are your advisors?




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