Despite top Presidency officials routinely flying out of the country to seek medical attention, the Federal Government allocated a total of N9.17 billion for the operations of the State House Medical Centre between 2015 and 2018, findings by New Telegraph show.
The figure could, in fact, hit N10 billion if the N823.44 million the government proposed for the operations of the facility in the 2019 budget is not slashed by the National Assembly.
The State House Medical Centre is a facility that provides healthcare for President Muhammadu Buhari, the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, their families and other employees of the Presidency.
New Telegraph’s analysis of budgetary allocations in the last four years show that N3.94 billion, N3.87 billion, N331.70 million and N1.03 billion were allocated in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 respectively, for the operations of the State House Medical Centre.
New Telegraph, January 7, 2019
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