20 agencies to spend N29.32bn on refreshments, sitting allowance, welfare, others 

20 agencies to spend N29.32bn on refreshments, sitting allowance, welfare, others 

20 government agencies and institutions have proposed to spend N29.32bn on refreshments & meals, honorarium & sitting allowance, publicity & advertisements, and medical expenses in 2023.  

Other items to gulp the sum are postages & courier services, welfare packages, subscriptions to professional bodies, sporting activities, and annual budget expenses and administration.

These items are classified under miscellaneous. Leading the pack in this category is the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) with N7.2 billion budgeted for miscellaneous. 

NAFDAC is followed by the Accident and Investigation Bureau with N2.79 billion, Police Formations and Commands with N2.39 billion, and the University of Lagos with N1.71 billion. 

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Other top spenders are the Ministry of Justice, N1.56 billion; the Federal Road Safety Commission, N1.55 billion; the Ministry of Youth & Sports Development, N1.48 billion; the University of Ilorin, N1.43 billion and the Nigerian Meteorological Agency, N1. 33 billion. 

The State House, Nigerian College of Aviation Technology-Zaria, Defence Missions, and Yaba College of Technology will spend N1.11 billion, N950.6 million, N796.9 million, and N757.8 million respectively on the same items. 

The Nigeria Football Federation earmarked N753.5 million for miscellaneous; Federal Road Maintenance Agency, N710.3 million; the National Business and Technical Education Board, N595 million and Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, N558.6 million. 

The sum of N544.5 million will be spent on the same items by the Nigeria Immigration Service; N540.7 million by Federal Polytechnic, Bida-Niger State, and N522.9 million by Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps.

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