States with Highest Spending on Welfare Packages and Security Votes

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Financial record of Borno, Cross Rivers, Delta, Ebonyi, Kaduna, Kano, Imo, Kogi, Katsina, Enugu, Gome and other states spending on frivolous materials, packages and supplies.

Details of what some state governments in Nigeria has spent in just six months in office on frivolous materials.

The Benue State government reportedly spent N34.44 billion on ‘special day celebrations’ ‘welfare packages’, ‘security votes’,and materials and supplies such as office stationery, and books.

According to reports, Borno, Cross Rivers, Delta, Ebonyi states also, respectively, spent N32.63 billion, N43.71 billion, N152.15 billion, N30.91 billion, and N41.11 billion on frivolous items and the public funds may have been mismanaged or diverted.

Ekiti State reportedly spent N31.33 billion on local and international travel and transport, miscellaneous such as welfare packages, refreshments, honorarium and sitting allowances. 

According to reports, both Enugu and Gombe states has also spent N33.36 billion and N24.73 billion respectively on frivolous items and the public funds may have been mismanaged or diverted.

Imo State government reportedly spent N58.21 billion on refreshments and meals, welfare packages, and other allowances. 

Also, Jigawa State reportedly spent N49.64 billion on transport and travelling, materials and supplies including drugs, vaccines, medical supplies, and stationeries.

Moreso, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Kwara and Kogi states, spent N27.87 billion, N17.79 billion, N40.49 billion, N24.51 billion, N41.19 billion, and N58.02 billion respectively on frivolous items and the public funds may have been mismanaged

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