Hey there, middle schoolers! Guess what? President Bola Tinubu wants to spend a whole lot of money on buying new cars for the State House. Can you believe it? Let’s find out more!
Tinubu has proposed to spend a whopping N6.9 billion on getting shiny new vehicles for the State House. And get this, the Office of the First Lady is set to receive N1.5 billion just for new cars. That’s a lot of money!
Now, you might be wondering what a “Supplementary Budget” is. Well, it’s like an extra budget that the President sends to the National Assembly for approval. In this case, Tinubu sent a N2.17 trillion Supplementary Budget to the National Assembly.
Let’s break it down. The government plans to spend N2.9 billion on Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) for the Presidential Villa. That’s a fancy name for really cool cars. They also want to spend another N2.9 billion on replacing the cars in the pool. That’s a lot of money just for cars!
Here’s the thing, guys. This big spending plan is causing some controversy. You see, some people are not happy about it. They think it’s not a good idea to spend so much money on cars when the country is going through a tough economic situation.
Young people in Lagos and Abuja even held protests to show their disagreement with the decision. They think it’s not fair for the National Assembly to spend N75 billion on cars while many Nigerians are struggling financially.
But wait, there’s more! In the proposed supplementary budget, the government also plans to spend N28 billion on the State House. That’s a whole lot of money for the place where the President lives and works. And get this, they want to spend N12.5 billion on the Presidential Air Fleet. That’s for the planes the President uses to travel.
So, there you have it, guys. President Tinubu wants to spend a whole lot of money on cars and other things for the State House. What do you think about it? Is it a good idea or not? Let us know!