N2billion, not N6billion spent of Presidential Fleet-Buhari.
The Presidency has said that N2billion Naira, not an outlandish six billion as insinuated, has been has expended on maintenance of the presidential fleet by the Buhari administration between May and this November saying the amount also includes salaries and repayment of old debts.
In a statement in Abuja on Tuesday, November 17, Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media and Publicity), Garba Shehu faulted what he described as a fictional report that has caused the government a lot of negative reviews especially in the online media.
“The government is focused on solving the many major issues our country faces in the areas of the economy, corruption and security; yet, almost every week, the Presidency has to also deal with the distractions which do nothing but distract from the task of government,” he said.
Citing documents from the Presidential Air Fleet after a report claimed that the sum of N2.3 billion was released to the Presidential Air Fleet (PAF) by the office of the Accountant General of the Federation between May and November 2015, Garba Shehu said, “This amount includes releases for personnel cost, overhead and capital expenditure out of the sum of N5, 190,381,386.00 appropriated for PAF on the 2015 budget.
“The documents also showed that the sum of N2,127,103,086.66 had so far been expended, leaving a balance of N172,568,912.34 from the amount released.”