In COVID-19 era, Nigeria’s Reps spends $10m To Acquire Exotic Utility vehicles

At a time when nations are pulling resources together to fight the coronavirus pandemic, the House of Representatives has spent not less than 10 million dollars on utility vehicles.

Punch newspaper exclusively reported that the green chamber has started taking delivery of the Toyota Camry 2020 model cars acquired for members as official cars.

It was gathered that the cars were sighted in different parking lots within the National Assembly Complex on Thursday.

It was gathered that the legislators, in a closed-door meeting of February 5, resolved to purchase 400 units of the exotic car.

Meanwhile, checks on the website of Toyota revealed that each of the vehicles does not cost less than US$25,000, excluding the cost of shipping and customs duties.

This is coming at a time when Nigeria, just like many other countries, is battling the surge of Covid-19. The country has recorded 65 cases in total.

This paper reported how individuals and groups have contributed to the fight against the pandemic by donating funds for the purchase of medical equipment.

Former Vice president Atiku Abubakar donated 50 million naira, while the United Bank of Africa (UBA) offered 15 million dollars on Thursday.

Reacting to this, Festus Ogun, a human rights lawyer, opined that the move by the lawmakers is a misplacement of priority.

 

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