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N3.6bn exotic cars: Jibrin lambasts House of Reps

N3.6bn exotic cars: Jibrin lambasts House of Reps

- House of Representatives member  Abdulmumin Jibrin has described the recent  purchase of exotic cars for lawmakers as “wasteful” and insensitive.

- Mr Jibrin who is currently on suspension said it was wrong to buy the cars at a time country was in recession

- Although he is still on suspension, Jibrin said he would reject his own car (Peugeot 508)

N3.6bn exotic cars: Jibrin lambasts House of Reps

Abdulmumin Jibrin

N3.6bn exotic cars: Jibrin lambasts House of Reps, says they are “insensitive”

House of Representatives member  Abdulmumin Jibrin has described the recent  purchase of exotic cars for lawmakers as “wasteful” and insensitive.

Mr Jibrin who is currently on suspension said it was wrong to buy the cars at a time country was in recession.

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“In line with my commitment to continue to expose individual and systemic corruption in the House and Nigeria as a whole, I wish to state the following facts.

“That it is an outright lie that the cars are needed for oversight as over 80 per cent of oversight activities of the House of Representatives are carried out in Abuja and in almost all instances it is the MDA’s that arrange buses to convey members from the premises of the House to the respective MDA.

“That such areas that are far away from Abuja, members always use flights to the nearest location while the MDAs arrange vehicles and other logistics to complete the visit. In almost all instances, the MDAs provide accommodation and pay for the tickets and other logistics.

“That even if we assume that the cars are needed, it is unfair to further put additional N4bn  into such a wasteful venture while at the same time members pocket about N10m monthly. An amount many members use to sponsor their lavish lifestyles and buy as many exotic cars for their private use…”

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Although he is still on suspension, Jibrin said he would reject his own car (Peugeot 508) and urged members to reject theirs too.

The legislator benefited from similar exotic cars bought by the 7th Assembly (2011-2015) when he was the Chairman, Committee on Finance.

 

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