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|#1.8bn Jeeps For Senators. by byrron(m): 4:23am On Feb 12, 2012|
N1.8bn jeeps for senators
By Onyedi Ojiabor, Assistant Editor.
SENATORS may, this week, take delivery of their official Toyota Land Cruiser jeeps, The Nation onSunday can reveal.
The cost per unit of the 2011 model of the jeep obtained from the manufacturer's website is$100,724 - about N16,115, 840.
The total cost of the vehicles for the 109 senators is put at over N1.7 billion.
A competent source in the National Assembly told our correspondents yesterday that the senators opted for the Land Cruiser jeep because of its unique features.
In the sixth Senate, senators settled for Toyota Camry at a unit cost of N9 million.
Some of the features of the Land Cruiser obtained online include: Displacement cc - 4500; Transmission - Automatic; and Fuel Type - Diesel.
Sources said "no contractor" was used in purchasing the vehicles.
The National Assembly Service Commission reportedly handled the purchase transaction.
The Commission, sources said, might have opted to buy directly from the manufacturer to reduce cost.
Sources said the delivery of the vehicles will be in batches while vehicle documents would be handed over to individual senators in their offices after delivery.
It was also gathered that furnishing of offices of senators would commence this week as contracts for the supply of refrigerators, computers and other office equipment have been sealed.
Efforts to speak with the Chairman, Senate Committee on Information, Media and Public Affairs, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, on the supply of the jeeps and other office items wereunsuccessful as he did not answer calls put across to him yesterday.
But a senator who spoke to one of our correspondents on condition of anonymity simply said "we have been on this issue for some time."
He added "I cannot confirm anything because I have not seenany vehicle but we have been on this issue for some time. But I think they are not buying vehiclesfor senators as such. What I know is that they want to procure vehicles to facilitate the work of committees.
|Re: #1.8bn Jeeps For Senators. by byrron(m): 4:37am On Feb 12, 2012|
These senators will soon buy private jets one day for each of the legislators to carry-out their legislative functions. It all started with a peugeot and graduated to a camry and nw a jeep. Opposition party members wldnt see anything wrng in this since they r also beneficiaries. 4uck party affiliations, our politicians r all d same .
|Re: #1.8bn Jeeps For Senators. by Beaf: 5:02am On Feb 12, 2012|
What do they need landcruisers for? Is it to write laws or what?
What sort of thoughtlessness and wickedness is behind using the national wealth to purchase personal jeeps?
|Re: #1.8bn Jeeps For Senators. by byrron(m): 5:37am On Feb 12, 2012|
^^ tot they said u r one of those people that wld be fed with #1bn this yr @aso rock, na ur people naa. Na una way. lol
|Re: #1.8bn Jeeps For Senators. by Rhino4dm: 5:52am On Feb 12, 2012|
Don't mind the guy.
|Re: #1.8bn Jeeps For Senators. by sultaan(m): 6:33am On Feb 12, 2012|
My eyesight is not good, but it looks like 70k a unit,
|Re: #1.8bn Jeeps For Senators. by Beaf: 6:35am On Feb 12, 2012|
Those who say that are a pack of fools who have evil plans for the country. If you get carried away by them, then you are blind and fighting yourself bruv.
|Re: #1.8bn Jeeps For Senators. by Lasinoh: 6:40am On Feb 12, 2012|
It is called oil subsidy bonus.
|Re: #1.8bn Jeeps For Senators. by eunisam: 7:16am On Feb 12, 2012|
Na the same people.
Na the same the same thing I go dey here.
Chop my money the same way.in different style.
|Re: #1.8bn Jeeps For Senators. by byrron(m): 8:06am On Feb 12, 2012|
@beaf. That was a joke frm me.
|Re: #1.8bn Jeeps For Senators. by oyb(m): 8:59am On Feb 12, 2012|
new bulletproof for gej,
land cruiser for senator, fuel subsidy removal for th masses
fresh air continua
|Re: #1.8bn Jeeps For Senators. by Afam4eva(m): 9:04am On Feb 12, 2012|
The status Quo continues. We go hear am for this country.
|Re: #1.8bn Jeeps For Senators. by edoyad(m): 9:05am On Feb 12, 2012|
A country where the struggling security outfits need equipment and training to tackle new challenges; where 70 million people live on less than two dollars a day; where hordes of unemployed young people are roaming the streets. keep fusing the time bomb you National Representa[b]thieves[/b]
|Re: #1.8bn Jeeps For Senators. by gabng(m): 9:18am On Feb 12, 2012|
Nigeria and Wastage, Is this not the same guys that collected vehicle allowances totalling close to 20M? The talk about it being for committe work is just to deceive everybody. Every senetor is either a chairman or deputy chairman of a senate committe so that statement helps cover thier track.
Instead of this wastage would somethung like the below vehicle not have been a better alternative? And guess what its armoured and much more ideal for committee work.
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