The Federal Government of The Most Populated Black Nation Budgets N9bn To Maintain, Purchase Generators in 2020.


The Federal Government plans to spend N9.05bn on the purchase, maintenance and fuelling of generators across the Ministries, Departments and Agencies nationwide. According to Sunday Punch, the details are contained in the 2020 budget proposal which was submitted to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday.  Details in the proposal stated that the government also set aside a separate N75.4m for maintenance and fuelling of generators in some of its foreign missions abroad. The government has budgeted the sum despite claims that power had improved drastically.
The N9bn earmarked for generators by the Federal Government is more than the Internally Generated Revenue of Bauchi, Abia, Zamfara, Kogi, Anambra, Bayelsa, Jigawa, Ebonyi, Ekiti, Adamawa, Nasarawa, Katsina, Kebbi, Borno, Taraba, Yobe and Gombe states in the first and second quarters of 2019.
The agency of the government with the largest single budget for generators is the Nigerian Army which set aside N518.3m for fuelling of generators alone while no amount was earmarked for maintenance.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is second as it is asking for N64.5m for maintenance, N166.6m for fuelling of the generators and N82.2m to purchase a new generator, a combined N313.4m.
The EFCC’s generator budget is 10 times higher than that of its sister agency, the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) which budgeted N10m for generator maintenance and N24.2m as generator fuel cost (N34.2m).
Holding the third position is the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation which is asking for N255m to fuel its generators and another N27m to maintain the generators, a combined N283.7m. 

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