President Bola Tinubu Exceeds Travel Budget

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Nigerian President, Bola Tinubu.

ABUJA, Nigeria – Mediaage NG News – President Bola Tinubu spent 3.4bn naira ($3.5m; £2.7m) on domestic and foreign travel during his first six months in office, according to The Punch, citing data from the GovSpend portal.

This entails that the President and his team exceeded the 2.49bn naira travel budget allocated for the entirety of 2023 by 36%.

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The Punch said that although the president inherited the budget halfway through 2023, “he spent more than what was apportioned for the whole year between June and December 2023”.

Few days back, President Tinubu capped the number of aides allowed to accompany him abroad.

Prior to this move, he had been criticised for incurring travel expenses that some Nigerians deem to be excessive.

Most notably, Mr Tinubu came under fire after his government sponsored over 400 people to attend last year’s COP28 climate conference in Dubai.

The privately run GovSpend portal collates official data from Nigeria’s treasury.

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