…Covid-19 tests for 12 persons to gulp N4.9m
…flight tickets for gov and wife to cost N19.6m
espite excruciating pangs of hunger and lack in Nigeria, the Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong and his entourage are billed to visit Dubai and the United States which will cost NN73,686,340.00.
TheNewsGuru.com, (TNG) reports this is coming barely 48hours after newly sworn-in Governor of Anambra, Prof Charles Soludo revealed that his predecessor, Willie Obiano left a meagre N300million out of over $150m left in the state coffers by Peter Obi in March 2014.
TNG recalls that Obi had in different fora told Nigerians about all the monies he left behind in different accounts running to over N75bn without owing any money only for his successor to leave behind over N100bn debts and liabilities. Could this too be loading in Plateau.
To this end, here are details of Lalong latest Expenditure on summit and medical tourism.
Lalong, his wife and 10 other key officers of the Plateau government are expected to attend the economic summit, thereafter the governor would embark on a medical tourism to Atalanta Georgia in the United States.
Details of the travel scheduled for March 27 as contained in the SSG’s memo (Attached) dated March 18 revealed that the following expenses will be incured by the state government.
His Excellency & Wife (1″ Class)
@ N9,829,079 X 2 (Abj-Dub-All) =
Air Tickets for 2 Aides @
N1,195,288 Each (Abj-Dub-Atl)
(i.e. 2 Pers Assts))
iii. Return Ticket for 8 Officials
(Abj-Dub-Abj) @N937.225 each = N7,497.800.00
UAE Visa Fees @ N150,000 x 6
vi. COVID19 Tests for 12 persons
Sub-Total = N35.646.534.00
i. Estacode for 3 Commissioners &
Chairman Econ. Council $600
* N580x 10 days * 4persons
ii. Two (2) Chief Executives of
Parastatals (Chrys & Felix) @
@ $500 * N580 x 10 days x 2 N5,800,000.00
ii. Two Pers Assis. at $400 x 17 days
* N580 x 2 persons (Dubai & USA)= N7,880,000.00
Estacode for DOPPA at $400 x 10
Days x N580 (Dubai Only)
Estacode for Pers. Physician at
$400 x 10 Days x N580 (Dubai only)= N2,320,000.00
vi. Trips & Accommodation for 3
Cmms & Chairman State Econ
Council in Abuja @ N500,000
vii. Trips & Accomm. For 2 Chief Exec
of Parastatals in Abuja @ N300,000= N600,000.00
viil. Trips and Accommodation for
4 Aides in Abuja at N300,000 each= N1.200,000.00
GRAND TOTAL =