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President Jonathan To Acquire Two N280m Bullet Proof Cars

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President Jonathan To Acquire Two N280m Bullet Proof Cars

•President Goodluck Jonathan (right) inaugurating the Lafarge SA Ewekoro II plant at Ewekoro, Ogun State ... yesterday. With him are Ogun State Governor Ibikunle Amosun and Chairman of Lafarge SA, Mr Bruno Lafont. •President Goodluck Jonathan (right) inaugurating the Lafarge SA Ewekoro II plant at Ewekoro, Ogun State … yesterday. With him are Ogun State Governor Ibikunle Amosun and Chairman of Lafarge SA, Mr Bruno Lafont.

Dec 21, 2011 – President Jonathan To Acquire Two N280m Bullet Proof Cars

The Presidency is likely to acquire two bullet proof vehicles next year, according to the breakdown of budget. They are to cost N280 million.
Under the “replacement of aged vehicles of the presidential ground fleet (PGF)”, N280 million is set aside for two bullet proof vehicles for the President and the Vice President.

The budget proposes for the “procurement of two treated (bullet proof) Mercedes Benz saloon 600 E Guard for use by the President and Vice President at N140,000,000 each”.

Next year, the Presidency plans to spend N356,724,300 to replace aged vehicles belonging to the presidential ground fleet.
Besides, there are plans to acquire “five Mercedes benz saloon 350 (semi plain/partial bullet proof) at N25,000,000 each, 10 jeeps (assorted – Range Rover, Prado and Land Cruiser) at N10,000,000 each and procurement of accessories and maintenance equipment for guard vehicles at N25,000,000.”

In the budget, provision has been made for the upgrade of Villa facilities; such as the “extension of Villa gates 2, 7 & 11 at N75,960,819.50; extension of power supply to the State House Central Store at N35,913,032.40; extension of UPS power source to (the popular) Presidential Guest House No. 7, Villa, at N57,427,205.20”.

Other planned upgrades are the “overhauling of power house generator sets 1and 2 at N127, 500,000; renovation and refurbishing of the family wing of the main residence at N512,375,533.00; land reclamation at the State House Medical Centre at N385,350,320.00; rehabilitation of transformer sub-station in the Villa at N101,671,574.78; extension/expansion of State House car parks at N97,950,710.50 and provision of communication equipment for the Villa, Dodan Barracks, Marina and Vice President’s guest house in Lagos at N 108,000,000.00.”

These upgrades amount to N1,502,149,195.38.
Under the on-going projects, provision has been made for the acquisition, upgrading and furnishing of the Vice President’s guest house at Aguda. The cost: N230,132,579.

Last year, the project was earmarked to cost N400,000,000.
The rehabilitation of the presidential/ministerial chalet at the Nnamdi Azikwe Airport, Abuja, is billed to cost N36,876,378 in 2012. Last year, N48,000,000 was budgeted.

Unlike the 2011 budget, the rehabilitation of 10 houses on Ibrahim Taiwo Street for use as presidential guest houses is proposed to cost the country N5,350,600, each amounting to N52,866,750. In this year’s budget, the project was estimated to cost N101,000,000.

The rehabilitation of the State House Marina, and Dodan Barracks, both in Lagos, is to cost N530,571,330 next year. Both projects were estimated to cost N628,640,000 this year.

Also in next year’s budget proposal is the rehabilitation of the Villa administrative building, which, according to the budget details, “requires thorough renovation which has not come since 10 years.

“The work is for repair and renovation of the entire building complex, including electrical, mechanical and other services.” N357,731,882 is proposed for the project, which attracted a N302,291,157 vote this year.

There is also the rehabilitation of the banquet hall dome roof. “The dome of the banquet hall is showing signs of whethering and needs total rehabilitation, using specialised scaffolding system and application of bitumen.”
Next year, N62,228,920 is voted; N81,000,000 was budgeted for the project this year.(the nation)



  1. Mustapha A Rasheed

    December 21, 2011 at 1:51 AM

    yeh paripa nigeria don finish patapata see d way how govt dey spoil our money evry year. Chai see me na scince last 2years i don leaf skul bcus i no fit pay 4 my skul fee. Haa God God God pls d massis are s-u-r-f-r-i-n-g. Mak i keep quryet 4 God intervention

  2. Bakare lukman omotola

    December 21, 2011 at 7:32 AM

    Why all spending, people are surffering to eat breakfast let alone of a lunch, and the federal government is spending money like this . Electricity is not stable, can’t they use all this money to do something in this country so that economy can be improve more better than before and the people can able to established their own business without depending on government. why are they using money for vanity of liability goods. Well The Almight GOD WILL PURNISH THE PEOPLE THAT WANT NIGERIA TO SURFFER IN PAIN. AMEN

  3. Lanre

    December 21, 2011 at 7:35 AM

    this is too much

  4. Agada Clinton

    December 21, 2011 at 12:09 PM

    I no fit shout. GOODLUCK or BADLUCK? Where do we go 4rm here????????

  5. Joshua

    December 21, 2011 at 5:26 PM

    280 million for the purchase of bullet proof cars.
    Where are we going?

  6. Chuks

    December 21, 2011 at 6:32 PM

    This is real madness. Y all diz squandering of public funds? Renovations alone cost hundreds of millions. Our leaders r heartless & GEJ is really a disappointment 2 an average Nigerian. We expected beta dan wat we r getting 4rm his govt.

  7. Teekay

    December 21, 2011 at 7:32 PM

    Badluck or what is mr big nose like rabbit hole called.Just spending our money lavishly with his crew.WHAT PROFIT A MAN DAT GAIN D WHOLE WORLD BUT LOSES HIS LIFE? NO GOOD ROAD,NO STABLE LIGHT,NO WATER,NO SOUND EDUCATION ETC. NA WA OOOO

  8. Gilbert Gladys

    December 22, 2011 at 9:20 AM

    This is too too much. Goodluck pls think of better things to do than this. Haaaa baaaa

  9. Ebenmosi

    December 22, 2011 at 5:58 PM

    May god purnish and destroy that project dey want 2 spend al dat moni on……renovation wattin na…which kind moni them bethat na….

  10. lil' major

    December 23, 2011 at 1:13 PM

    goodluck or wah va fuck ur freak’n nd shameless name is….u’r a fooooooool. The mass is surfering nd yet u spend’n dis much, wat do we call dis; steal’n or wat. I don’t blame u, itz d ppl dat voted for u i blame O.D.E

  11. Rotimi Emmanuel Agunlejika

    April 15, 2013 at 6:00 PM

    Haba, where will these vehicles be driven, Is it on the Nigerian Roads that are bad and which armed robbers have turned to a hunting point,Nigerians are suffering and these politicians are living large as if they are not citizens of this country. let them continue to oppress us. It is the day the poor men revolts that the rich and affluent ones starts to have problems. Well, 2015, is around the corner, your names na come again. someone that used tricks and sweet words to take a lady to a cocoyam farm and raped the lady there, that person can only succeed once. Nigeria deserves a better President. Nigeria is sinking by the heavy weight of Corruption. Jonathan what do we do.

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