Presidency’s ‘kitchen equipment’ gets N100 million despite N325 million spent before
Nigeria’s Presidency is planning to buy new “kitchen and catering equipment” for N100.8 million in 2017, a proposal sent to the National Assembly says.
The huge amount, coming as Nigerians groan under the weight of economic recession, will add to hundreds of million of naira spent on the recurring item over the years. PremiumTimes reports.
Between 2015 and 2016, N325.5 million was spent on purchase of the same “catering and kitchen equipment”. President Buhari promised to tackle corruption and check waste of public funds. But the president has been accused of not doing enough to fulfil those promises.
His first budget in office – 2016 Appropriation Act – contained evidently shady and repetitive items.The “kitchen and catering equipment” is an example of a line item that has appeared in national budgets nearly every year since the return of democracy in 1999.