2014 budget: Auditor General to rent office with N11.39m

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Despite obtaining official accommodation worth billions of naira last year, the Office of Auditor General of the Federation (OAGF) plans to spend N11,391.093 on office rent and N55,693,525 for the construction of office building which was completed and occupied last year.

It has also earmarked N16,006,584 for fumigation services, and a whooping N290,643,520 for financial consulting and another N61,541,603 as miscellaneous, bringing the total proposed allocation for 2014 to N5,138,420,325.

Out of this, overhead will gulp N939,389,688 while it intends to spend a total capital of N1,943,134,021.
Similarly, fixed assets will take N1,145,308,752 while personnel will take another N2, 255,896,616 just as it intends to purchase motor vehicles, with N550,342,700. About N372,874,160 will be going for purchase of office furniture and fittings.

The office also wants to purchase computers valued at N141,393,442.
Details of the proposed expenditure also show that N19,334,548 will be spent to buy photocopying machines, N3,340,150 will be used to purchase shredding machines, and N4,974,310 will be used to buy scanners.
Similarly, N120,252,227 will be used to purchase proposed office stationery /computer consumables.
Others lines are generating set for N5,791,980, fire-fighting equipment for N6,539,498 and security equipment for N13,381,123.

It has also allocated N13,356,123 for security equipment while research and development will take N110,201,202.

The office is also planning to spend N5.7 million for the purchase of kitchen and canteen equipment in 2014. This is aside the N13.16 million spent by the same office for the purchase of kitchen and canteen equipment in the 2013 Appropriation Act.

The details of the 2013 expenditure in the Act, shows that the office purchased 100 dining tables and chairs for N6 million, four refrigerators at N250, 000 each, five deep freezers at N500, 000 each and cookers, cylinders, cutlery and other ancillary items were purchased for N3, 665, 000.
Last year, the OAGF spent N180 million to purchase new vehicles, and utilized N121.1 million to buy office furniture and fittings.

From the capital vote for 2013, N22.7 million was used to buy computers, N11 million for computer printers, N29.7 million for photocopying machines and N5 million for shredding machines.
Also last year, 11 photocopying machines were bought for the office at the cost of N2.7 million each.

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