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Sports ministry to reportedly spend a mere N1.4billion on refreshment, others in 2023 – Instablog9ja

A whopping N1.4billion has been embarked for refreshment/meals, settlement of honorarium, among others in 2023 by the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development.

Leadership reports that the said sum is part of the N193,418,082,888 billion allocated to the Ministry from the N21.83 trillion appropriation act passed by the National Assembly and signed by President Muhammadu Buhari recently.

The breakdown of the amount showed that the sum of N26,156,222 million was allocated to refreshment/meal, while N140,668,563 million would be spent on welfare packages.

According to the documents sourced from the Budget Office of the Federation, the allocation for the ministry, excluding the four agencies under its control, stood at N8.906 billion.

The document further explained that while the total personnel cost stood at N2.008 billion, total overhead N2.232 billion, the total capital N4.664billion, amounting to the N8.906 billion total allocation for the ministry.

The ministry also earmarked 20.579 million for honorarium and sitting allowances, N2.334 million for postage and courier services, N4.704 million for medical, N10.209 million for subscription to professional bodies, N71.698 million for monitoring activities and follow up, N1.126 billion for sporting activities and other miscellaneous expenses.