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FG releases N280m for cars for former presidents Obasanjo, Jonathan, others

The Federal government has approved the
release of N280.1 million for the purchase
of cars for former Heads of state and
Presidents in the 2017 budget. This was
disclosed by the Secretary to the
Government of the Federation,OSGF, Boss
Mustapha, who appeared before the House
of Representatives to review the 2017
budget of his office and defend the 2018
budget for his office. The 2017 bydget will
still run till May this year.
The SGF disclosed that the the N280.1
million meant for the urchase of cars has
been monetised and it would be shared and
given to the former leaders to buy any car
of their choice. The benefitting former
eaders are Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Mr.
Goodluck Jonathan, Alhaji Shehu Shagari,
Gen. Yakubu Gowon (retd.), Gen. Ibrahim
Babangida (retd.); and Chief Ernest
While giving a breakdown of the 2017
budget, Mustapha said N40 million had
already been released to the former
presidents and that the balance of N240.1
million will be released to them in form of
cash so they can buy the cars they so
desire. He also disclosed that N210 million
had been allocated for the purcahse of cars
for former Vice Presidents
including Abubakar Atiku, Mr. Sambo
Dasuki, the late Alex Ekwueme and all
former chiefs of general staff. Mustapha
told the lawmakers that the purchase of the
vehicles is still ongoing.
For 2018, a proposal of another N96m is
made for the procurement of vehicles
for former Presidents and heads of
state while N90 million has been budgeted
for the purchase of cars for former Vice

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