Latest information reaching our news desk today, is coming from the Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Media and Publicity, Hon. Abdulrassaq Namdas, who disclosed to the general public, that the 360 members of the eight National Assembly will receive their official sport utility vehicle (SUV) valued at N17 million each by December 2017.
Honourable Namdas went further to disclosed that over 200 units of Peugeot 508 cars had been supplied to members of the house of representative, leaving a balance of 160 vehicle awaiting to be delivered to the remaining House of Rep. members.
His disclosure came against the backdrop of alleged protests, where some members of the lower chamber protested, saying that they are yet to receive their cars since the inauguration of the current National Assembly.
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Addressing journalists this past weekend, the Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Media and Publicity, Hon. Abdulrassaq Namdas said there appeared to be a misconception on the mode of delivery of the vehicles.
He said the vehicles were to be supplied by instalments and not at once as being misconstrued in some quarters of the Chambers.
Some of the lawmakers had expected that given the National Assembly’s N10 billion increase in the 2017 budget, the orders for the remaining vehicles ought not to tarry.
But the House spokesman said the new budget was yet to be implemented and no money had been released.