Nigeria’s former Presidents Goodluck Jonathan, Olusegun Obasanjo, and others alongside their erstwhile Chiefs of Staff will get N2.3 billion as welfare in 2019.
As included in the 2019 budget, the sum of N4.5 billion has been set aside as emoluments for retired Heads of Service and Permanent Secretaries, meanwhile N1 billion would be received by former heads of government agencies and parastatals.
The information was included in the 2019 budget documentation presented by President Muhammadu Buhari to the National Assembly.
The sum of N3 billion was earmarked for outsourced services while another N5 billion was proposed for ‘margin for increased in costs.’
Ex-militants will receive N65 billion as stated in the budget for re-integration and N15 billion for contingencies.
For the fight against Boko Haram and insurgency in the North, N75 billion was nominated for Operation Lafiya Dole and other military operations in the North-East.
FG nominated N40 billion for university revitalization and additional universities support each receiving N20 billion apiece.
“The sum of N160bn was proposed for public service wage adjustment for ministries, departments and agencies including arrears of promotion and salary increases and severance benefits.”
Retired Nigeria Airways workers would receive N22.7 billion proposed in the budget for outstanding terminal benefits.
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