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N5.5bn cars: Senators unjust to Nigerians – CACOL

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Debo Adeniran, Executive Director, CACOL

The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership, CACOL has described the action of the principal members of the Ninth Assembly and other prominent government officials, proposing N5.5bn for the purchase of luxury cars as part of the obligation in discharging their duties as unjust and unfair to Nigerians.

In a release issued by its Media and Publications Officer, Toyin Odofin on behalf of the Executive Chairman of the Centre, Debo Adeniran said, “Spending a huge sum of N5.550 billion to buy luxury cars for principal members of the ninth Senate is unjust and unfair, it negates the constitutional oath of office made by members to perform their functions in the interest of the well-being and prosperity of Nigeria and its citizens, as contained in the Seventh Schedule of the 1999 Nigerian Constitution (as amended).

“This is the 20th year of this civil rule and this is called the ninth Assembly but we have not recorded much progress in terms of legislative morality, conscience, ethics and responsibility.”

Adeniran said, in a country faced with various economic challenges, the oversight function of the lawmakers shouldn’t be based on purchasing luxury cars.

The statement also noted that “the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), BudgIT, Enough is Enough (EiE) and 6,721 concerned Nigerians have filed a lawsuit asking the Federal High Court to restrain the National Assembly (NASS) Service Commission from paying N5.550 billion budgeted for purchase of luxury cars for principal members of the ninth Senate, and to restrain the Senate from collecting the money until the downward review of the amount proposed by the Senate.

“The suit was filed on Friday at the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, and Lagos by Kolawole Oluwadare and supported by an affidavit of urgency. However, no date has been fixed for the hearing of the suit.”

The CACOL Boss added that “we must continue to denounce that action, because once we keep quiet, they like it and then go away believing that they have overwhelmed us.

“It’s condemnable and totally unacceptable, Nigerian people must not surrender on this issue, Adeniran urged.

155 COMMENTS

  1. This is obnoxious and against the constitutional setting, pls let us all masses protest strongly against this big time. minimum wage won’t be paid to better the lives of the citizen but this huge amount of money can be ordered for to purchase luxury car. Impossible.

  2. These politicians have continued to enslave Nigerians by continuously enriching themselves to the detriment of the poor masses.

  3. The money is too much na, poor people are looking for just 20k to use and start life but our senators are they, can’t help the poor as Gistsala do, Gistsala is very good, God will bless them as the keep on helping the poor people in Jesus name Amen

  4. Totally unfair and unjust. 5.5bn naira on cars and there are people in the country without food? Haba. not good at all

  5. This is obnoxious and against the constitutional setting, pls let us all masses protest strongly against this big time. minimum wage won’t be paid to better the lives of the citizen but this huge amount of money can be ordered for to purchase luxury car. Impossible.
    Tnks for d information Gistsala

  6. ask all of them to take pubic transport of bicycle like a prime minister in London or Sweden. this people are bunch of thief 5.5billion for cars!!!!! when the country was full of hunger, this is another anger coming up. PMB is this the next level your govt. promise.

  7. Comment: don’t mind them, that is how they wast money u necessarily while d poor masses are dying in abject poverty

  8. The kind of politics we play in Nigeria is too expensive and attractive for the politicians…
    5.5 billion for purchasing of cars when people are living in abject poverty

  9. It’s condemnable and totally unacceptable, Nigerian must not accept this

    Finally something is going to happen
    Someone is speaking .

    The 8th Assembly my main Man from Kaduna Central Senatorial District said it Sheu Sanni he said but no one backed him up

    If no one speak up now it will Continue

    Progress

  10. You are actually right, they are just wasting Nigeria money,and we have massive peoples that are suffering in this country.

  11. Gistsala is incomparable
    Gistsala is the best
    Gistsala is motivating
    Gistsala is educating everyone
    Gistsala is impressive
    Thank you Gistasala keep it up

  12. This is obnoxious and against the constitutional setting, pls let us all masses protest strongly against this big time. minimum wage won’t be paid to better the lives of the citizen but this huge amount of money can be ordered for to purchase luxury car. Impossible.

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