Nigerian Lawmakers’ Proposed Purchase Of N5.5-Billion Cars Unacceptable – CACOL


The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership (CACOL) has described a pierce by Nigeria’s sovereign lawmakers to spend N5.5 billion on oppulance cars as “unjust and astray to Nigerians”.

CACOL in a matter stated, “Spending a outrageous sum of N5.550 billion to buy oppulance cars for principal members of a ninth Senate is astray and unfair, it negates a inherent promise of bureau done by members to perform their functions in a seductiveness of a contentment and wealth of Nigeria and a citizens, as contained in a Seventh Schedule of a 1999 Nigerian Constitution (as amended).

“However, It was collected that all a lawmakers and some comparison supervision officials in a National Assembly will spend not reduction than N50 million for cars.”

CACOL added: “In a nation that has several mercantile challenges, a slip duty of a lawmakers shouldn’t be formed on purchasing oppulance cars, where other things are fibbing down, such volume of income can assistance in regulating a health and a preparation sectors in a country.”

The anti-corruption organisation urged Nigerians to continue to malign a pierce by a lawmakers saying that once a people keep quiet, a lawmakers would have their way.

“Although, a Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), BudgIT, Enough is Enough (EiE) and 6,721 endangered Nigerians have filed a lawsuit seeking a Federal High Court to curb a National Assembly (NASS) Service Commission from profitable N5.550 billion budgeted for squeeze of oppulance cars for principal members of a ninth Senate, and to curb a Senate from collecting a income until a downward examination of a volume due by a Senate. 

“The fit was filed on Friday during a Federal High Court, Ikoyi, and Lagos by Kolawole Oluwadare and upheld by an confirmation of urgency. However, no date has been bound for a conference of a suit.

“We contingency continue to malign that movement since it’s condemnable and totally unacceptable. Nigerian people contingency not obey on this issue,” CACOL settled further.