The Nigerian Senate Tuesday, denied buying 108 new luxury Sport Utility Vehicles, SUV, adding that only 36 were bought.
According to the upper chamber of the National Assembly, Senators had unanimously rejected a proposed loan to purchase their vehicles, saying none of the 109 lawmakers was interested in it.
This was stated by the Chairman, Senate Committee on Services, Senator Ibrahim Gobir.
According to Gobir, the Senate never spent over N4 billion to purchase 108 cars for lawmakers, adding that only 36 SUVs were bought at the cost of N36.5 million each.
He said: “We had a close session and they agreed that we should give one car per state; we sat down and agreed on who among the three senators from each state needs the car most and that was what happened.”
The Senator, who said Senators were entitled to official cars, wondered why Nigerians are kicking against the purchase of the cars.