– Lawmakers are going ahead with the buying of exotic cars for themselves despite earlier complaints from Nigerians about the expense
– A source in the National Assembly confirms that an auto company has begun to deliver the exotic cars the lawmakers ordered in batches
– The lawmakers are said to have decided to pay for the cars from the budget over 24 months and were only delayed from getting their cars sooner because of the delay in passing the 2016 budget
Amid the hard-biting recession, the National Assembly has paid a whopping N3.6billion for 360 exotic cars which members of the House of Representatives have now begun to take delivery of, The Punch reports.
Its investigations reveal that the supercars have begun arriving with 28 units of the Peugeot 508 series already delivered to lawmakers in Abuja as sat Sunday, November 13.
The Punch quoted a National Assembly top aide as saying on Sunday that the arrangement with the car company was that it would supply the vehicles in batches because of the huge number of members involved.
“Fifty cars will be supplied in the first batch; 28 have already been delivered. That was last week.
“Twenty-two more in the first batch are expected to be delivered this week,” the source stated.