2016 Budget: Buhari to spend more on State House Clinic than on all federal teaching hospitals

Buhari in France

The Nigerian government is proposing to spend more on capital projects at the State House Medical Centre this year than it would provide for the 16 teaching hospitals belonging to it.

If the proposed budget is approved as presented to federal lawmakers, the State House Clinic will get N787million more in capital allocation than all the 16 teaching hospitals combined.

The State House Medical Centre is a facility that provides healthcare for President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, their families and other employees of the Presidency, all possibly less than a thousand.

Federal teaching hospitals cater for the heath needs of millions of Nigerians, train medical doctors and other health professionals for the nation while also serving as top medical research centres.

A breakdown of the 2016 Appropriation Bill shows that a total of N3.87billion has been allocated for capital projects at the State House Clinic.

In contrast, the country’s 16 federal government-owned teaching hospitals individually only got a fraction of the allocation made for the presidential clinic.

According to the proposed budget, N212,539,245 has been allocated for capital projects at the University of Lagos Teaching Hospital in Lagos, one of the country’s most populous states, while the capital allocation for the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Kaduna, is N230,904,795.

Similarly, the capital allocation for the University College Hospital, Ibadan, is N230,904,795; University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu (N218,335,908); University of Benin Teaching Hospital (N212,886,502); Obafemi Awolowo Teaching Hospital, Ile Ife (N162,622,221); University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (N166,802,164); University of Jos Teaching Hospital (N228,717,880); and University of Port Harcourt (N169,498,392).

The capital allocation for other hospitals are: University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (N201,082,446); University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (N215,151,873); Usman Dan Fodio University Teaching hospital, Sokoto (N279,000,000); Aminu Kano University Teaching Hospital (N210,380,376); Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi (N166,188,931); University of Abuja Teaching Hospital (N198,715,702); and Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (N229,005,992).

Health industry experts consider the annual huge capital allocation to the State House Medical Centre as “outrageous and baffling”.

“It is unbelievable to see that Buhari is continuing in the tradition of pampering the State House Clinic every year with outrageous capital allocations while teaching hospitals that cater for several millions of people are allowed to rot,” an official at the National Hospital, Abuja, told PREMIUM TIMES. He requested not to be named for fear he might be victimised by the administration.

By virtue of the huge allocation to the State House Medical Centre President Buhari, Vice President Osinbajo, their families and their staff at Aso Rock are assured of state-of-the-art medical care.

However, millions of Nigerians, many of them poor voters, who bought into the president’s message of change, are to continue to make do with decrepit facilities in under-funded teaching hospitals and other government-owned health facilities across the country.

Checks by PREMIUM TIMES indicates that this year’s huge budgetary allocation for the State House Medical Centre is a continuation of what appears a tradition of over-equipping the clinic at the detriment of other health facilities in the country.

A 2009 report by the rested NEXT newspaper revealed that the State House clinic had 17 ambulances, the highest by any hospital in the country at the time.

According to the report, in 2008, 10 new state-of-the-art ambulances were brought from North Carolina in the United States, parked inside the presidential villa and left unused.

At the time the ambulances were left to rot away in Aso Rock, the National Hospital, Abuja, believed to be one of the topmost hospitals in the country, had only nine ambulances while the General Hospital in Nyanya, a decaying facility on the outskirts of Abuja, that served more than 300,000 people, had just a jalopy 504 Station Wagon (CT 89-A10) as its only ambulance.

Last November, a report by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) revealed that there were only two functional radiotherapy machines, an essential equipment for the treatment of cancer, in the country, one of which belonged to a private hospital.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), over 100,000 Nigerians are diagnosed with cancer annually, and about 80,000 die from the disease yearly.

The decrepit state of health facilities in the country, apart from the consequent losses of lives, has also caused huge economic loss to the country. Nigerians who can afford it spend billions of naira annually in the United States, Europe, India and other places in search of better healthcare.

Adewunmi Alayaki, Secretary General of the Nigerian Medical Association, said government should consider redistributing the allocation so that health facilities used by ordinary Nigerians can get better financial allocation.

“The lopsidedness in the distribution of allocations is keyed towards the State House health needs and the rest of the country are now sharing less funds than what is allocated to one health facility,” Mr. Alayaki told PREMIUM TIMES via telephone.

“I think government should look into that and correct it. Ordinary Nigerians do not have access to that facility (State House Medical Centre) so they should redistribute and invest more in areas where ordinary Nigerians have access to.”

The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udo Udoma, could not be reached to comment for this story. He is said to be on his way to France with President Buhari.

The Minister of State in the ministry, Zainab Ahmed, could also not be reached. Multiple calls to her telephone failed to connect.

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  • Bonne4paix

    The challenges of governance is that whatever you do is subject to Public analysis and scrutiny whether justly or unjustly and often times its what you sow you reap in Politics.

  • favourtalk

    Spreading false rumour by various newspaper is not good, they should show us from the budget planning and sheet where the money for the clinic is more than the whole teaching hospital in Nigeria. It is all lie against the integrity of the president and should be corrected

    • no_be_lie

      You’ve got a terrible slave mentality
      I pity you

    • ed

      That meant the missing budget. Ops the re-Doctored budget. We’ll never know. The truth is not part of our governance.

    • cheky

      It was never rumour when it had to do with GEJ. I think Premium times is much balanced than Punch newspaper. They are never pro nor against Buhari.

  • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

    Buhari is displaying the mindset of an ego-centric,self-centred and heartless megalomaniac dictator. Buhari considers his welfare more important than that of more important than that of almost 170 million Nigerians who live below the poverty line without access to health delivery.

    As we speak,word has it that he is off to Europe to see his doctor in one of his 14 executive jets which he falsely promised to dispose off during the last presidential campaign.The mantra of “Change” is mass-deception while the anti-corruption serves a dual purpose of revenge .

    Nigerians need to deeply read the mind of this man through his actions,it is not enough to follow sheepishly.

    • Rommel

      The man is a patriot who loves Nigeria,no matter how hard you try,you will not stain his reputation,was Jonathan a patriot? over 80% of the money made under Jonathan is today in private pockets and stashed outside Nigeria with thousands of lives lost in a phantom war caused by lust for power and money

      • abodes_124

        A very intelligent and robust defence of a budgetary increase for an item from 150 million naira in one year to 4 billion naira the next. This is the kind of Change we voted for. Much more of the same is in the pipeline. Sai Buhari

      • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

        Stop being a slave.

    • Chuks

      ‘170 million Nigerians live below the poverty line’ in the same country where GEJ performed more than any president since independence? Na waa for blackman!!! For your information Nigerians have deeply read the mind of Buhari to know he means well better than ‘the bazaar fortunato alias ineffectual buffoon’.
      The teaching hospitals are supposed to make extra revenue from medical services to support their allocation while Aso Rock clinic is an unnecessary drain and welfare for presidential staff and acolytes with little value to the country.

      • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

        In the UK ,Germany,Switzerland,France and most EU democracies, the leaders do not have clinics attached to them,they use the hospitals which the other citizens use and if they desire,they can seek private care and foot the bills themselves. This is an absurdity of the highest order which has no justification whatsoever.

  • musa aliero

    What baffles me the most is after this huge allocation to state house hospital, the president and family will still fly abroad for any small Illness! I saw a report on Sahara reporters today that the president will be traveling to London and will see his medical doctors! (Pls check Sahara reporters to confirm) . So what’s the point of allocating huge resources to serve a few people who will at the end travel out! To the detriment of other Nigerian hospitals receiving paltry sums as allocations??

  • COL HASSAN KILL ALL IJAWS

    Boko Haram Are Killing Nigerians Because Military Have Defeated Them – President Buhari.-unqote–Fake -General Buhari is a mental case–and why is Premium Times carrying thid story which has been in the public domain for weeks now?

    • Africa

      He is not a mental case but he needs to prioritize the welfare of the generality of the people over that of a privilege few!! He is trying his best with the insurgency however, we need people like you to be drafted into the army to contribute your fair share in defence of our dear country…

  • blow fissh

    When it comes to serious issues these SOB start hiding.

    “The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udo Udoma, could not be reached to comment for this story. He is said to be on his way to France with President Buhari”

  • ibsoken

    Kill corruption or corruption will kill you slogan in action!

  • evidence

    In the 2015 budget, which gave N150million capital vote to the hospital, the equipment to be procured and the projects for execution were clearly spelt out. So also were the amounts to be spent on each equipment and project.
    But this year, the presidency failed to indicate how it plans to spend the about N4billion it proposes to spend on capital projects at the hospital. It is a one-line item in the budget, and there is no breakdown of what equipment would be procured and what project would be executed.
    The difference btw saint ‎Buhari and criminal Jonathan keeps getting clearer by the day

    • abodes_124

      I know there is a bit of difference between 150 million and 4 million million naira. Have you considered that GMB and family may have proportionally more health challenges than GEJ and family ?

      • evidence

        First of all, it is 4 billion not 4 million ,second, are you being sarcastic?

        • abodes_124

          1 billion in English is 1 million million i.e 1,000,000,000,000 .The Americans however equate 1 billion to 1 thousand million i.e 1,000, 000,000. Of course I was being sarcastic. I used the million million to show that the proportional difference was 150 to 4 million. [GEJs expenditure was 0.0000375 of GMBs]. That Sir, is real change. No messing.

  • 9JA IS DYING DEAD UNDER BUHARI

    Senate Uncovers N10Billion Hidden In Education Budget.

    The Senate Committee on Education, yesterday, uncovered N9,982,258,479 hidden in the budget of parastatals by the Federal Ministry of Education.

    The committee, which discovered the amount at the commencement of its 2016 budget defence, said the amount was hidden in the ministry’s parastatals.

    The parastatals allocation for the year, according to the Senate Committee, increased at geometric progression by almost N10 billion while the entire personnel cost for the ministry and all its subsidiaries including schools and colleges declined drastically when compared to that of last year.

    To this end, the committee chairman, Senator Aliyu Wamakko, ruled that the permanent secretary and the ministry should go back to the drawing board and come up with a more sensible overhead cost, saying its discovery was that the huge sum was deliberately hidden under parastatals’ personnel cost.

    As seen, the ministry’s parastatals’ personnel cost rose from N88.1 billion in 2015 to as high as N98.1 billion in 2016 estimate proposals while the personnel budget of universities reduced by as much as N16.245 billion, declining from N227.2 billion in 2015 to N211.0 billion in 2016.

    Similarly, colleges of education budget decreased from N40.2 billion in 2015 to N37.6 billion, while polytechnics’ personnel cost which previously stood at N61.44 billion in 2015 was trimmed to N58.23 billion just as unity colleges’ budget had been cut from N288.7billion to N7.588 billion.

    While the ministry itself reduced its budget by only N244.9 million from N3.768 billion in 2015 to N3.523 billion in 2016, UNESCO Paris was the worst hit with the drastic reduction of its budget from N288.3 billion in 2015 to N7.588 billion in 2016.

    Minister of State for Education, Professor Anthony Anwuka,who appeared before the Senate Committee on Secondary School Education for budget defence, in company of the ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Mrs. Folasade Yemi-Esan, gave account of the education budget performance in 2015.

    He said N483.183 billion budget was earmarked for education in 2015, with only N13.279 billion released.

    Anwuka added that only 50 per cent of N23.5 billion, amounting to N11.9 billion was released for capital education.

    However, after his submission, a member of the committee and Senate Chief Whip, Senator Olusola Adeyeye, queried the rationale behind the increase in only the budget of parastatals by only about N10 billion while the budget of universities reduced by as much N16 billion.

    Adeyeye wondered while parastatals which were meant to support the institutions should have their personnel budget increased by such a huge volume. He, therefore, demanded for an explanation.

    “If you look at personnel cost on page 28, almost every sub-sector of the ministry lost some money except parastatals that got increase. What is special about the parastatals that they gained more than universities, colleges, polytechnics and unity schools? Why should the parastatals that are meant to serve them keep growing in personnel cost?” Adeyeye queried.

    The minister pushed the question to the permanent secretary who for want of expression said they would go back to look into it.

    She said: “We will go back and find the aggregate of the parastatals put together so that we can look into the details and find out those that are increasing and the difference between them.”

    Dissatisfied by that response, Adeyeye insisted that the ministry must explain how a whopping sum of about N10 billion was added to the parastatals’ personnel budget at the expense of institutions which actually need budget increase.

    He said: “The budget of the parastatals have N9 billion extra while others lose money. We can’t have a situation where schools are losing money and parastatals are gaining. How did parastatals have such a quantum leap?”

    Responding again, Yemi-Esan said the reduction in personnel budgets of schools and colleges was not imposed on them. Rather, she said it was what they submitted that the ministry collated and submitted as their personnel costs.9

    • New Nigerian

      If it was “hidden” how did he find it? The request for explanations for the increase vis-a-vis last year’s budget was good and it should be explained..it’s all good, it does not have to have a negative connotation of hidden though..that is a negative spin on the facts for some less than-patriotic reason

      • Darlington

        Why couldn’t the Permanent Secretary explain it if it was not hidden? This budget is epitome of fraud! Where is the change Buhari promised Nigerians?

  • GEJ FOREVER

    BUHARI’S INCOMPETENCE …………:…………… A MATTER OF EXTREME URGENCY AND OF UTMOST NATIONAL IMPORTANCE

    WARNING: The National Assembly must address the threatening issue of Buhari’s incompetence without further delay or Nigeria will sink!

    The malicious, deliberate and intentional use of lies, outright falsehood, propaganda and a so called war against corruption … to mask Buhari’s incompetence is nothing but deadly political Ebola

  • Sparzo

    Good idea. This might actually stop our heads of state, governors, ministers,senator, reps etc, flying abroad anytime they have a headache.

  • Sparzo

    Maybe the former head of state did nothing for the clinic as him, his missus, and his crony governors, ministers, senators reps. etc, echetram, fly abroad on public time and money, anytime they have a head ache?
    Could turn out to be a shrewd money saver in the end?

  • ravenfin

    What happened to my comment o

    • adeade

      Deleted… you didn’t pass pro-APC friendship test. We now have a software that screens and delete comments here… lol

      • Sparzo

        I deleted my own comment after reading it , before I wrote another one, if that is what you are on about.

  • Rommel

    We have a national assembly whose job it is to vet budgets before approval and this observation is contained in it so if there is anything wrong,we trust they will debate it especially members of the PDP who today are seen as the most corrupt politicians in that part of the world.Why would people insult Mr President and not the ministry that prepared the budget or even budget and planning? some people just do not think,the simple thing would be to write to the people representing you at the national assembly and make your feelings known instead of using foul language caused by schizophrenic behaviors resulting from shortage of Jonathan era looted funds against your president

    • share Idea

      We should clap for the president for giving ‘Zero Budgeting Framework’ – Nigeria we hail thee. CHANJI has indeed arrived

    • Ochon

      How much are you paid to do this?

    • Say the truth

      Your response gave you away as a sycophant, a zombie that can’t reason objectively just because of party loyalty.

    • Darlington

      The likes of you are the reason why Nigeria will never progress. So because of monthly stipend of N5000 you’re receiving from Lai Mohammed every month, you have decided to throw away your thinking faculty and conscience. Why would you try to defend indefensible? State House Clinic budget is bigger than the budgets of 12 Teaching hospitals in the country put together, and you’re here talking about GEJ. What is the business of GEJ in this story? With scandalous 2016 Budget, APC and Buhari have exposed their party as a party filled with hypocrites and corrupt elements masquerading as change agents. What is the rationale behind this mindless expenditure? Buhari should send Dasuki to jail if found guilt. But he should stop diverting attention of Nigerians from the mindboggling corruption going on under his watch as envisage by this scam called Budget.

      • Rommel

        To start with,I don’t earn my money in Naira neither do I reside in your hemisphere

        • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

          Money can be transferred in any currency in seconds electronically,it is clear that Lai is paying you for the senseless hatchet job you are doing. How dare you support evil so blatantly.

          • Rommel

            HahahahahahahahahahahahahaLol! you have talent in comedy Tawanda in addition your work as militant and then the moeny I am being paid would amount to how much in Euro? I am committed to the well being of Nigeria my friend,criminals have for too long held sway but not anymore

    • FormerNigerian

      Zoo brain.

    • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

      Emancipate yourself from mental slavery—————Robert Nesta Marley !!

    • Okey Agugua

      I suspect you are an imbecile. “say the truth” just called you zombie. how do i see you real pic? honestly you reason like an imbe most times.

    • Epsilon_Delta

      You suffer from micro encephalitis, occasioned by heavy zika infection in the womb!

    • musa aliero

      People will insult me president because he is responsible for all of them! When diezanni and co were messing up were u people not insulting goodluck?! Even this arms deal has no goodlucks name in it its all dasuki, but yet people insult goodluck because he is supposed to be responsible for d actions of his subordinates

  • 车前草和花生

    Even among the teaching hospitals, the larger ones in the south receive less while the smaller ones in the north get a lot more. LUTH gets N212,539,245, while Sokoto gets N279,000,000. Lagos is 10 times the population of Sokoto.

    • Buhari4Ever

      Mumu, LUTH generates more money internally than UDFTH, SOKOTO

      • Fuzio

        That is why it (LUTH) should get more money. It serves much more people and played a critical role in stopping the spread of the Ebola virus. You should think before you open your mouth.

        • 车前草和花生

          Thank God for intelligent people like Fuzio. I need not reply to the nincompoop.

  • Adele Uhuru

    That’s what you get for electing a sickly old man with little intellect to the apex office:

    • Buhari4Ever

      Mumu, what stopped your father not contesting?

  • New Nigerian

    The title is wrong…the writer fails second grade math, is very poor in the understanding of English language …or he is just plain mischievous…replace “on all” in the caption with “any” and he would be correct. And even at that what is the basis of the comparison and how about all that have been spent previously…in these teaching hospitals…context matters.

    Read the story and add up all that is budgted for all teaching hospitals…I stopped adding it up after only the top 4 (as the total exceed the budget for the state house clinic at that point)…and that is the evidence for my assertion.

  • Pastor Elias Osaghae

    What does that indicate, and does the President care about the masses than he cares for the presidency that has less than a thousand families? The answer to this is very obvious, the presidency means more to the President than millions of Nigerians. That budget is a lee way to corruption; can you imagine that the NASS have uncovered N10bn infiltrated into the allocation for education in that budget? How much that will infiltrate into it after it is passed by NASS is the guess of you and I. That guddem budget should be thrown out to rescue the future generations of unborn Nigerians who may have to pay the loan and it’s interests.

  • Say the truth

    We are talking of the President, the commander in chief of the armed forces and his precious family here. Their lives count more, please let them be. This budget has been adjudged as the best in the history of this by honourable senators and house of representatives members already. What’s more the president will still have to go overseas for ‘proper’ check ups and treatments when the time comes. The cost of that is hidden somewhere else in the main budget. We have to keep the president and his family healthy at all cost. Liar Muhammed and Wahala will soon address a world press conference to address issues and allay your fears that our Mr intergrity means well. Arise o compatriot.

    • Darlington

      The likes of you are the reason why Nigeria will never progress. So because of monthly stipend of N5000 you’re receiving from Lai Mohammed every month, you have decided to throw away your thinking faculty and conscience. Why would you try to defend indefensible? State House Clinic budget is bigger than the budgets of 12 Teaching hospitals in the country put together, and you’re here talking about Dasuki and Falana. What is the business of Dasuki and Falana in this story? With scandalous 2016 Budget, APC and Buhari have exposed their party as a party filled with hypocrites and corrupt elements masquerading as change agents. What is the rationale behind this mindless expenditure? Buhari should send Dasuki to jail if found guilt. But he should stop diverting attention of Nigerians from the mindboggling corruption going on under his watch as envisage by this scam called Budget..

      • FormerNigerian

        ‘Say the truth’ is being sarcastic.

    • FormerNigerian

      I get your sarcasm 🙂

  • Cleartruth

    In fact, Nigeria has changed from bad to worse. The senate just discovered 10 billion naira padded into education ministry budget . The stealing strategy of apc is : “make it a part of the budget and let’s deduct it later” . The stealing continues even under buhari nose. What a shame.

  • New Nigerian

    Rather than flay $20m capital project for the state house, I welcome and applaud it. It shows confidence and hope in Nigeria – we know how past two presidents went for medical treatment abroad and I bet the cost for those in reccurring expenditure must have been in the millions of dollars – so make the facilities at the state house, world class and hirer the best professional to look after it…and when the likes of Dasuki and other plutocrats always claiming to want to go overseas for medical check up patronize it, charge them commercial rate (that they would have paid in the UK or elsewhere outside Nigeria)

    Having said that, the amount stolen through Jonathangate/Dasukigate as documented in the letter to ICC by Falana (now acknowledged) is about $8bilion; The budget for 2016 is about $8billion….so can the national assembly stop nitpicking and get on with passing the budget instead of selectively whipping up unnecessary mis-information about it?…or is it corruption fighting back (through plutocrats dictating the pace at the national assembly)?

    • Darlington

      The likes of you are the reason why Nigeria will never progress. So because of monthly stipend of N5000 you’re receiving from Lai Mohammed every month, you have decided to throw away your thinking faculty and conscience. Why would you try to defend indefensible? State House Clinic budget is bigger than the budgets of 12 Teaching hospitals in the country put together, and you’re here talking about Dasuki and Falana. What is the business of Dasuki and Falana in this story? With scandalous 2016 Budget, APC and Buhari have exposed their party as a party filled with hypocrites and corrupt elements masquerading as change agents. What is the rationale behind this mindless expenditure? Buhari should send Dasuki to jail if found guilt. But he should stop diverting attention of Nigerians from the mindboggling corruption going on under his watch as envisage by this scam called Budget.

    • Burning Spear

      This is a budget of Madness period! Blended with the thoughts of confused Ibo man from the Bight of his Yoruba Biafra–So does not care if Nigeria dies or survives the economic hardships-imposed on them by the thieveries of Buhari–By trying to use some motor park logic–to answer the theft of my crude oil revenue from the SS by Buhari-and the Apes in APC…How many Nigerians would be allowed into the said Aso Rock clinic–mumu-?————The father of Jonathan when sick was not sent abroad for treatment. He died in the Aso rock clinic. So did the brother to the president. The very clinic which Obj said he spent billions to establish——-See, It is the masses that need world class clainic not the thieves in aso rock right now- Buhari is worst than Abacha-when it comes to stealing.

  • Fuzio

    Change you can believe in.

  • Seye G. Olasakin

    Editor Premium Times,

    Why BUHARI’S 2016 Budget must be rejected

    I have no hope in President Buhari. He is as bad as the status quo. Nothing he’s done in office
    points at CHANGE. Buhari just duped Nigerians with mere slogan. If a budget proposal were
    deemed as a presidential statement to the Legislature; vouchsafed as true, Buhari will stand
    impeachable for fraud. His submitted education budget shows 10 billion Naira mark higher
    for civil servants’ salaries in the Ministry of Education than for all parastatals under the
    same Ministry of Education. Nobody in the Ministry of Education could justify this fraud
    at the Senate Committee hearing. The best course to take now is for the Senate to
    reject the useless Buhari 2016 budget in entirety as fraud wrapped in mystery.

  • PolyGon2013

    I totally agree with this report. State House Clinic should not get more than all the teaching hospital combined. I would accept anything about 330,000,000.00 Naira as ok, but to be higher than the combined teaching hospital is outrageous! Anyway, I hope NASS would prune it down to the same level as the teaching hospitals.

    • IZON Redeemer

      U are nothing but a bloody thief–like Fulani Buhari–that is what u are-a crook–if state house clinic gets more money than the (Enugu teaching) hospital for example in the (Buhari Budget of Madness) how many of your ancestors from the south east, would be able to obtain medical treatment from the House of Buhari in Aso rock-? Is the Clinc at Aso Rock now to be turned into a General Hospital-or what? Please explain—-Besides—Why was Clinton not treated at the White House-Clinc over his heart ailment—–in the USA—Unaware clinics in the White House, are only meant for the treatments–of certain emergency sickness-that may crop up from time to time among the staffer of the White House or Aso rock—And not established to handle very serious ailments because of security concerns-for the president—————-u bloody rogue–Even Suicide bombers can claim to go for treasatment in such places and end up blwoing off the head of great presidents like Jonathan—-Monkey-

  • 9JA IS DYING DEAD UNDER BUHARI

    Senate Uncovers N10Billion Hidden In Education Budget.

    The Senate Committee on Education, yesterday, uncovered N9,982,258,479 hidden in the budget of parastatals by the Federal Ministry of Education.

    The committee, which discovered the amount at the commencement of its 2016 budget defence, said the amount was hidden in the ministry’s parastatals.

    The parastatals allocation for the year, according to the Senate Committee, increased at geometric progression by almost N10 billion while the entire personnel cost for the ministry and all its subsidiaries including schools and colleges declined drastically when compared to that of last year.

    To this end, the committee chairman, Senator Aliyu Wamakko, ruled that the permanent secretary and the ministry should go back to the drawing board and come up with a more sensible overhead cost, saying its discovery was that the huge sum was deliberately hidden under parastatals’ personnel cost.

    As seen, the ministry’s parastatals’ personnel cost rose from N88.1 billion in 2015 to as high as N98.1 billion in 2016 estimate proposals while the personnel budget of universities reduced by as much as N16.245 billion, declining from N227.2 billion in 2015 to N211.0 billion in 2016.

    Similarly, colleges of education budget decreased from N40.2 billion in 2015 to N37.6 billion, while polytechnics’ personnel cost which previously stood at N61.44 billion in 2015 was trimmed to N58.23 billion just as unity colleges’ budget had been cut from N288.7billion to N7.588 billion.

    While the ministry itself reduced its budget by only N244.9 million from N3.768 billion in 2015 to N3.523 billion in 2016, UNESCO Paris was the worst hit with the drastic reduction of its budget from N288.3 billion in 2015 to N7.588 billion in 2016.

    Minister of State for Education, Professor Anthony Anwuka,who appeared before the Senate Committee on Secondary School Education for budget defence, in company of the ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Mrs. Folasade Yemi-Esan, gave account of the education budget performance in 2015.

    He said N483.183 billion budget was earmarked for education in 2015, with only N13.279 billion released.

    Anwuka added that only 50 per cent of N23.5 billion, amounting to N11.9 billion was released for capital education.

    However, after his submission, a member of the committee and Senate Chief Whip, Senator Olusola Adeyeye, queried the rationale behind the increase in only the budget of parastatals by only about N10 billion while the budget of universities reduced by as much N16 billion.

    Adeyeye wondered while parastatals which were meant to support the institutions should have their personnel budget increased by such a huge volume. He, therefore, demanded for an explanation.

    “If you look at personnel cost on page 28, almost every sub-sector of the ministry lost some money except parastatals that got increase. What is special about the parastatals that they gained more than universities, colleges, polytechnics and unity schools? Why should the parastatals that are meant to serve them keep growing in personnel cost?” Adeyeye queried.

    The minister pushed the question to the permanent secretary who for want of expression said they would go back to look into it.

    She said: “We will go back and find the aggregate of the parastatals put together so that we can look into the details and find out those that are increasing and the difference between them.”

    Dissatisfied by that response, Adeyeye insisted that the ministry must explain how a whopping sum of about N10 billion was added to the parastatals’ personnel budget at the expense of institutions which actually need budget increase.

    He said: “The budget of the parastatals have N9 billion extra while others lose money. We can’t have a situation where schools are losing money and parastatals are gaining. How did parastatals have such a quantum leap?”

    Responding again, Yemi-Esan said the reduction in personnel budgets of schools and colleges was not imposed on them. Rather, she said it was what they submitted that the ministry collated and submitted as their personnel costs.9

    • Darlington

      Thanks so much for exposing hypocrisy behind this changi government. APC duped Nigerians with propaganda.

  • COL HASSAN KILL ALL IJAWS

    BUDGET 2016: N1.6Billion To Build Fashola’s Office As Works Minister.

    Nigerian were told by Presideent Muhammadu buhari that the country is broke and advised them that they should thighten their belts.

    Regrettably President Buhari’s extravagance leadership have now been extended to his Ministers as Mr Babatunde Fashola who is the Works, Power and Housing Minister have earmarked the sum of N1.6Billion for the construction of his Office complex in Abuja.

    The question is, was the former ministers in-charge of the three ministries operating from the street?.

    If President Buhari is honest about reducing cost and fighting corruption why should the government embark on this non priority project when over 40% of Nigerians can barely feed.

    Buhari in fairness does not mean well to Nigerians, as he is using the Budget 2016 to compensate or reimburse the sponsors of his electioneering campaign.

  • 9JA IS DYING DEAD UNDER BUHARI

    Senate Uncovers N10Billion Hidden In Education Budget.

    The Senate Committee on Education, yesterday, uncovered N9,982,258,479 hidden in the budget of parastatals by the Federal Ministry of Education.

    The committee, which discovered the amount at the commencement of its 2016 budget defence, said the amount was hidden in the ministry’s parastatals.

    The parastatals allocation for the year, according to the Senate Committee, increased at geometric progression by almost N10 billion while the entire personnel cost for the ministry and all its subsidiaries including schools and colleges declined drastically when compared to that of last year.

    To this end, the committee chairman, Senator Aliyu Wamakko, ruled that the permanent secretary and the ministry should go back to the drawing board and come up with a more sensible overhead cost, saying its discovery was that the huge sum was deliberately hidden under parastatals’ personnel cost.

    As seen, the ministry’s parastatals’ personnel cost rose from N88.1 billion in 2015 to as high as N98.1 billion in 2016 estimate proposals while the personnel budget of universities reduced by as much as N16.245 billion, declining from N227.2 billion in 2015 to N211.0 billion in 2016.

    Similarly, colleges of education budget decreased from N40.2 billion in 2015 to N37.6 billion, while polytechnics’ personnel cost which previously stood at N61.44 billion in 2015 was trimmed to N58.23 billion just as unity colleges’ budget had been cut from N288.7billion to N7.588 billion.

    While the ministry itself reduced its budget by only N244.9 million from N3.768 billion in 2015 to N3.523 billion in 2016, UNESCO Paris was the worst hit with the drastic reduction of its budget from N288.3 billion in 2015 to N7.588 billion in 2016.

    Minister of State for Education, Professor Anthony Anwuka,who appeared before the Senate Committee on Secondary School Education for budget defence, in company of the ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Mrs. Folasade Yemi-Esan, gave account of the education budget performance in 2015.

    He said N483.183 billion budget was earmarked for education in 2015, with only N13.279 billion released.

    Anwuka added that only 50 per cent of N23.5 billion, amounting to N11.9 billion was released for capital education.

    However, after his submission, a member of the committee and Senate Chief Whip, Senator Olusola Adeyeye, queried the rationale behind the increase in only the budget of parastatals by only about N10 billion while the budget of universities reduced by as much N16 billion.

    Adeyeye wondered while parastatals which were meant to support the institutions should have their personnel budget increased by such a huge volume. He, therefore, demanded for an explanation.

    “If you look at personnel cost on page 28, almost every sub-sector of the ministry lost some money except parastatals that got increase. What is special about the parastatals that they gained more than universities, colleges, polytechnics and unity schools? Why should the parastatals that are meant to serve them keep growing in personnel cost?” Adeyeye queried.

    The minister pushed the question to the permanent secretary who for want of expression said they would go back to look into it.

    She said: “We will go back and find the aggregate of the parastatals put together so that we can look into the details and find out those that are increasing and the difference between them.”

    Dissatisfied by that response, Adeyeye insisted that the ministry must explain how a whopping sum of about N10 billion was added to the parastatals’ personnel budget at the expense of institutions which actually need budget increase.

    He said: “The budget of the parastatals have N9 billion extra while others lose money. We can’t have a situation where schools are losing money and parastatals are gaining. How did parastatals have such a quantum leap?”

    Responding again, Yemi-Esan said the reduction in personnel budgets of schools and colleges was not imposed on them. Rather, she said it was what they submitted that the ministry collated and submitted as their personnel costs.9

  • Sir Louis

    It should be possible for ordinary Nigerians to use the State House clinic afterall we are supposed to be in a democracy.

    • IZON Redeemer

      Is America not a democracy–even at that not every dog is allowed into ther White House clinic-in the USA—-Not to talk of Nigeria-AND HER Aso Rock- Most especially with u an an Ibo man—-in search of your own country–somehwerte in Biafra–Aso Rock clainic is already a no go area for u–given your tribal marks from the south east-

  • GEJ NEVER STOLE HIS BUDGET

    BUDGET 2016: N1.6Billion To Build Fashola’s Office As Works Minister.

    Nigerian were told by Presideent Muhammadu buhari that the country is broke and advised them that they should thighten their belts.

    Regrettably President Buhari’s extravagance leadership have now been extended to his Ministers as Mr Babatunde Fashola who is the Works, Power and Housing Minister have earmarked the sum of N1.6Billion for the construction of his Office complex in Abuja.

    The question is, was the former ministers in-charge of the three ministries operating from the street?.

    If President Buhari is honest about reducing cost and fighting corruption why should the government embark on this non priority project when over 40% of Nigerians can barely feed.

    Buhari in fairness does not mean well to Nigerians, as he is using the Budget 2016 to compensate or reimburse the sponsors of his electioneering campaign

    • Seye G. Olasakin

      I have no hope in President Buhari. He is as bad as the status quo. Nothing he’s done in office
      points at CHANGE. Buhari just duped Nigerians with mere slogan. If a budget proposal were
      deemed as a presidential statement to the Legislature; vouchsafed as true, Buhari will stand
      impeachable for fraud. His submitted education budget shows 10 billion Naira mark higher
      for civil servants’ salaries in the Ministry of Education than for all parastatals under the
      same Ministry of Education. Nobody in the Ministry of Education could justify this fraud
      at the Senate Committee hearing. The best course to take now is for the Senate to
      reject the useless Buhari 2016 budget in entirety as fraud wrapped in mystery.

  • North/West Allies

    A common man allowed access to Aso clinic in Nigeria, well God will keep me alive to see that day

    • xwp2000

      @northwestallies:disqus

      A good leader must pause when hissed at locally
      and overseas. Buhari does not pause. He goes on with what’s being laughed at
      and that makes his administration more despairing than inspiring. He aspires to
      ideals but without much ideas. He’s pursued a single project for six months, whilst
      all else around him has badly been falling apart. He just pursues police action of
      anti-corruption with single-minded focus, but loses sight of all else.

      How 36 persons who were just meeting themselves for the first time on 4th
      October 2015, when they converged for ministerial tutorials as appointees,
      could drive CHANGE, is baffling. When before then, Buhari placed his faith
      on Permanent Secretaries to drive his still hazy notion of CHANGE, they made
      for the treasury instead and they looted Nigeria dry.

      A good few of those rogue
      Permanent Secretaries entrusted with CHANGE between June and October 2015 are
      now in handcuffs en route the dock of criminal courts for stealing and corruption charges.
      How then does President Buhari expect that his 36 Ministers would end up any better than
      those thievishly dis-appointing Permanent Secretaries?

      • North/West Allies

        You are right

      • Chi

        Now what do you propose? What aspect of our economic woes can be solved with a magic wand? Or I bet he should let the corrupt walk with their loot when the Govt needs money to drive developmental projects.

  • dhepo

    Beauty of democracy. National Assembly is a check to Executive lawlessness. This report if true confirm the aloofness of PMB to other areas of governance. He is only focused on combating corruption. This is a huge mistake and may be his undoing unfortunately. Mark my words. Let the NA gloat for now we all know about their financial irresponsibility as well.

  • eBusinesz

    Change is truly here!
    Laughing in Spanish!

  • Brainless

    Mr Buhari is spending 6 times more on State house clinic than all Federal hospitals put together, and so what? Have you forgotten that this man could not pass Waec exams convincingly? Are you not aware that he failed Maths with the worst grades possible @F9? Come on people! ….If we expect him to perform better than his mental ability and capacity as evidenced by his academic performances in time past, then we are the ones with problem. The cattle herdsman is operating at his own capacity…as much as his brain can carry. Lets pray for him since we know as APC told us, that he can only get better and his brain sharper with age.

    This is not mumudity. It is simply the level at which the brain can work. What is the definition of corruption? Than less than 1,000 persons in state house are more important than 289 million Nigerians. Is is gross mumudity my friends. Irreversible mumudity and I have no apologies to anyone living or dead.

    • Chi

      Brainless, did you bother to add up the figured for all teaching hospitals- simple Maths or simply got carried away by the mischievous headline.
      Is yours a problem of English Comprehension or addition?

  • Chi

    It’s difficult believing the press these days. The budget is before the House, the opposition should call for explanation and reject it, if this indeed is true.

  • All Trust

    Equipping hospital with no manpower to man or maintain it. And the clown himself has the courage to tell us that he would be checking into a London hospital to access healthcare. That money is simply there for grabs and nothing more.

  • Omotolaaraujo

    This is an outrage of monumental. Proportions. I thought things like this would not continue. Buhari must eliminate the Preidential Fleet as well.

  • abuasmau

    This is a case of misinformation. This impression here is that PMB/Osinbajo wrote the budget. The reporter should have contacted the drafters of the document before going to press. The President and his Vice would have to agree that the staff are competent.

  • Heroes_Nigeria

    CORRUPTION RELOADED

    No human being with a brain will look at Buhari’s extremely fraudulent corruption induced 2016 National Budget … and still come out to say that Buhari has integrity and that he is fighting corruption.

    What a shame!

  • Truth Deficiency Syndrome

    Buhari is suffering from “truth deficiency syndrome” complicated by acute incompetence

  • objective

    I think the first question should be “how much did the ministry of health submit for inclusion in the budget as capital expenditure for these teaching hospitals?”. What you ask is what you get. If they submitted pittance, that is what they will get. Don’t also forget that Teaching Hospitals are income generating and also have internal budgets. Just observing not justifying the figures.

  • 9ja is finished under buhari

    The Presidency, Tuesday night, reacted to reports by an online newspaper that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government is proposing to spend N3.87 billion on capital projects at the State House Medical Centre, Aso Rock, Abuja.

    President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Villa

    President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Villa

    The breakdown of line items in the 2016 Appropriation Bill shows that a total of N3.87billion was allocated for capital projects at the State House Clinic,

    Senior Special Adviser to the President on (Media and Publicity), Garba Shehu in a statement explained that the State House Clinic is not the President’s or anyone’s personal clinic but one which looks after government officials and others.

    According to him, increased spending on government health institutions in the current budget should be seen in the light of President Buhari administration’s plan to improve medical facilities at home, as well as discourage medical tourism by citizens which impact negatively on the country’s foreign reserve.

    The statement reads: “We react to the story: “2016 Budget: Buhari to spend more on State House Clinic than on all federal govt-owned teaching hospitals.”

    “This report is not simply off the mark but one that is insensitive to the government’s effort to improve medical facilities at home in Nigeria.

    “According to the draft 2016 budget presented to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari, the budget for the State House Clinic is N3.8billion.

    “Contrary to the published newspaper report, the total for health institutions as given by the Director-General, Budget Office is more than N200 billion. 17 teaching hospitals have more than 50 percent of that allocation.

    “Anyone interested can check out the detailed allocations to the teaching hospitals, the federal medical centers and the specialist hospitals owned by the federal government.

    “It is also important to explain that the State House Clinic is not the President, or anyone’s personal clinic but one which looks after government officials and many others who are not.

    “The increased spending on government health institutions in the current budget should be seen in the light of the administration’s plan to improve medical facilities at home as a way of discouraging overseas trips in search of treatment by citizens which eat away from our foreign exchange.” unquote–Even a mad man will find better reasons for the theft of my oil revenue by Buhari and the Apes in APC-Obama who installed Buhari as president of Nigeria will leave the White House the day Amaericans discover he is planning to spend more on the white house clinic than the ones attended by commoners——————Not every Amaerfcina can walk into the White House or Aso Rock clinic-The truth of the matter is Buhari is bigger thief than Abacha—Animals

  • Etomi

    What a budget!!!!!!!

    Never seen a fraud as dastardly as Buhari….

    Can’t wait for the day this Buhari would be Farouk Lawaned: ie. exposed as the great grand father of of hypocrisy!!!!

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