The National Assembly Budget for 2017 is N125bn. Total capital expenditure is N14,940,196,063, total overhead cost is N85.878,619,888 while total personnel cost is N23,789,787,880.
Highlight of the senate budget according to Daily trust showed that N3.77bn has been earmarked for travel and transport. Out of which local travel and transport (Training) will gulp N498.6m; local travel and transport (others), N715.194m; international travel and transport (training) N1.021bn and international travel and transport (others) N1.541bn.
The breakdown also showed that the Senate would be spending N409.9m for refreshment and meals, while the sum of N1.472bn is for publicity and advertisement. The Senate also set aside N10.9bn for legislative activities with Public and investigative hearings getting N4.755bn, Senate Chamber N549.072m, contingency N1.305bn; senate programme activities N2.630bn, senate administration N503m and Senate committee acivities:N1.164bn. Under the purchase of utility vehicles tagged ‘ongoing projecs’ according to Daily trust, the sum of N2.759bn would be spent while another sum of N1.247bn has been set aside for the purchase of security equipment.
For the House of Reps, total sum of N7.722bn would be spent on general travel and transport. From the amount, local travel and transport (Training) will get N1.128bn; local travel and transport (others) N1.644bn; international travel and transport (training) N2.2bn. The House of Reps will also spend N913.2million on refreshment and meals, while the sum of N1.555bn will be spent on publicity, advertisement and live coverage. For legislative activities, the House would be getting N10.487bn with House chamber activities getting N1bn; House administration N619.5million; House committee activities N3.522bn; public and investigative hearings N4.34bn; contingency N890.08m and public petition N109.8million.
The House would also be spending N3.845bn on purchase of vehicles for committees, presiding and principal officers, clerk and divisional heads.