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Uninterrupted Power? Presidency Budgets N654.02m On Generators In 2013

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Despite assurances by the federal government that by December 2012 Nigerians will begin to enjoy steady uninterrupted power supply, the Presidency is proposing 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. Is this a case of the healer healing himself first?

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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 cost.’

Also, the proposed budget provides for N26, 639,586 for generator maintenance and N49, 108,333 as fuel cost for power generators.

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 maintenance.

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 them.

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 amount.

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.

-PUNCH

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13 Comments

13 Comments

  1. yakubu

    October 14, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    na wa hooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.

  2. Segun

    October 14, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    Uninterrupted power in Nigeria? Pipe dream! Not under PDP, not gonna happen.

  3. dewale

    October 14, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    Money for gen,fuel,t fare abroad + accomodation and erytin from d nations account and dey av dere salary and allowances intact. Can’t hlp but feel bad abt d state of tins in dis country. ABEg I heard we are more or less 150million. Make dem share 1 million each for us na

  4. Ari iche

    October 14, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    i neva trusted dis man we call our president full of lies,and they are hoping the youths will make things better i pity them.fucking country

  5. Kola

    October 14, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    The most corrupt presido Nigeria we ever had is Dr Jona. I pray God will raise a savior for us

  6. Me

    October 14, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    I dey shame

  7. bee

    October 14, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Baba God, av mercy upon U̶̲̥̅̊Я̩̥̊ children i̶̲̥̅̊n̶̲̥̅̊ dis naija we A̶̲̥̅̊ře̶̲̥̅̊ Oo°˚˚˚°

  8. Dominic bodam

    October 14, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    Pls, we should speakin negative tins about our country, we are allow 2 speak bad n worse against dos corrupt leaders bcos God is gona gudge dair leadership. God bless naija wit good leadership, i u bliv say amen 2 dat.

  9. Ashafa-KD

    October 14, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    In the land of corruption, and the time of crises, the destiny of great Nation [Nja] rests on the shoulders of a confused leader. His name is……………..?

  10. khay

    October 14, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    Stealing by embezzling in broad day…na wa oo… ‘Nigeria go better’,it’s been long they’ve been saying this. My question is WHEN?

  11. F

    October 14, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    Nigerians, always comlaining. Even if the president removes hs eyes for you all

  12. Wazobia

    October 15, 2012 at 5:42 am

    NIGERIA NEEDS TO REVOLT AGAINST THIS USELESS POLITICIANS. WE NEED TO START KILLING ALL OF THEM, EVEN IF THEY ARE OUR RELATIVES OR EVEN PARENTS. THEY GREEDY IDIOTS

  13. honey

    October 15, 2012 at 10:37 am

    for as long as pdp remain in power nothin goo can come out of 9ja.

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Femi Otedola Reacts To Lekki Tollgate Shooting

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Femi Otedola Finally Reacts To Lekki Tollgate Shooting
Femi Otedola

Femi Otedola

Nigerian businessman, Femi Otedola has finally reacted to the shooting that took place at Lekki Tollgate, Lagos on Tuesday.

Information Nigeria recalls men dressed in military wears opened fire on unarmed #EndSARS protesters, who convened at the area.

Otedola took to his Instagram page on Sunday to commiserate with the families of those who lost their lives in the unfortunate incident.

Sharing a photo of the Nigerian flag, he wrote;

“The horrors that have been unfolding in our country have left me filled with sadness. I deeply commiserate with those who have lost their loved ones and as a father, I share the sentiment of my three daughters who protested in Lagos and London. As a young boy of 16, I participated in the ‘Ali Must Go Protest’ of 1978, so I understand the determination of our youths who rightly want our country to be better. We must all do our part to make Nigeria great! I will continue to do my own quota in providing for those who are most in need of support in our country in these tough times .…F.Ote💲”

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“Oke Wasn’t Killed By Stray Bullet, He Was Stabbed By Thugs” – Brother Claims

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“Oke Wasn’t Killed By Stray Bullet, He Was Stabbed By Thugs” - Brother Claims
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Oke

Information Nigeria recalls a graphics designer identified as Oke, was killed hours after tweeting “Nigeria will not kill me” on Wednesday.

It was reported that the young man had passed away after he was hit by a stray bullet.

The deceased’s younger brother, Daniel has come out to clear the air regarding the circumstances leading to his death.

Daniel revealed his brother was stabbed on the neck by thugs who infiltrated and ransacked their home.

In his words;

Good day, My name is Obi-Enadhuze Daniel younger brother of the now deceased Okechukwu Obi-Enadhuze @O_Okee . I, my brother and mother lived at makinde police barracks, mafoluku, Oshodi, Lagos State.

Today at about 11 o’clock in the morning the police station at makinde was attacked by thugs who wanted to destroy the station, I my mom and brother were holed up in our house.

 The attack went on for hours before the thugs eventually breached the police and proceeded to set the station on fire, after accomplishing this they set their sights to the barracks and began the assault, they proceeded to destroy every car in the barracks, my mom’s 2 cars where destroyed and set on fire and then they infiltrated our house by breaking the door they then proceeded to ransack the house and carted away with everything we own. 

 my brother on trying to get them to take everything but spare us was pushed to my mom’s room and stabbed on the neck, the attacker then proceeded to attack me but missed my neck but got my chin instead, after this my mom and I carried my brothers body to the entrance of the station soliciting for help from the thugs still ravaging the barracks, we were finally able to put him in a wheelbarrow and took him to a hospital where he was rejected because “he was already dead” unfazed we moved him to another hospital where he met the same treatment this was where he bled his last drops of blood and died, his body has now been moved to a morgue

we have lost every single thing we own, as our house was completely ransacked and set on fire the only thing left is my brothers phone and at about 8 o’clock this evening the barracks was still on fire but Okechukwu has paid with the ultimate price

I and my mother are homeless with nothing now but we’re safe for now, we thank everyone that has been able to reach out to us, and were able to share consoling words with us in these trying times, God bless you

While we were holed up in the house the three of us said these words together and we say it again ” THREE OF US ARE HERE, THREE OF US ARE TOGETHER, THREE OF US ARE SAFE”

Let it be known that my brother @O_Okee  was NOT killed by a police bullet but died a hero protecting my mother and I.

If you see this please retweet, let the world know how Okechukwu died. He was NOT killed by a police bullet but thugs in his home!”

Read Also: RIP Oke: Barely 3hours After Tweeting “Nigeria Will Not End Me” #EndSARS Protester Dies From Gunshot

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Youths Burn Down Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)

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Youths Burn Down Gov Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)Lagos youths have set the family house of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on fire.

This was after the Governor said that no nobody was killed during the shooting by soldiers at Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night.

Sanwo-Olu had debunked claims that the soldiers opened fire and killed some peaceful protesters.

Recall that men of the Nigerian Army reportedly opened fire on protesters following the declaration of 24 hours curfew by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwolu.

Bullets fired by security operatives hit some persons and at least two persons have been confirmed killed by the police and many injured

Voices in viral footage blamed the shootings on soldiers.

However, the angry youth attacked several important places such as Nigeria Port Authority, TVC News, and the family house of the Governor where his mother resides.

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