The Nigerian Government has set aside N13.8bn for the upkeep allowance of former presidents, vice presidents and others in the 2024 Appropriation Bill before the National Assembly.
The beneficiaries include former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo, Goodluck Jonathan and Muhammadu Buhari, as well as ex-vice-presidents Atiku Abubakar, Namadi Sambo & Prof Yemi Osinbajo.
Others include ex-military heads of state, General Yakubu Gowon, General Abdusalami Abubakar, General Ibrahim Babangida and a former Chief of General Staff, Commodore Ebitu Ukiwe (rtd) are to gain from the windfall.
In addition, N1trillion has been set aside for public service wage adjustments for government Ministries, Departments and Agencies.
The entitlements of past presidents & vice presidents, chiefs of general staff will cost N2.3 billion, while retired heads of service, permanent secretaries, and professors will cost N10.5 billion.