Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Senators refuse proposed loan to buy their vehicles

The Senate in Abuja yesterday, revealed, that senators unanimously rejected the proposed loan to purchase their vehicles, adding that none of the 108 lawmakers wanted to partake in the scheme.

Chairman, Senate Committee on Senate Services, Senator Ibrahim Gobir, who opened up to journalists yesterday said the upper chamber never spent over N4 billion to purchase 108 cars for lawmakers, adding that only 36 SUVs were bought at the cost of N36.5 million each.

He said:
“We had a close session and they agreed that we should give one car per state; we sat down and agreed on who among the three senators from each state needs the car most and that was what happened.”

Source: Vanguard

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