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Abuja Residents Auction Exotic Cars To Raise Cash by AKAKAK(m): 7:01pm On Jan 11, 2016
The cash crunch in Nigeria, particularly in Abuja, has made many owners of exotics cars to put up some of their vehicles for sale in a bid to raise cash, car dealers in Abuja have said.

According to the dealers, this was despite the fact that the sale of vehicles in the Federal Capital Territory has dropped drastically.

Different dealers who spoke with our correspondent in separate interviews explained that politicians and civil servants were affected by the development.

It was learnt that the aides of many politicians in the city who purchased vehicles and agreed to effect payments based on instalments had not been able to do so, even when dealers forced them to comply.

Ehiremhen Patrick, a car dealer whose business outlet is located close to the headquarters of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation on Herbert Macaulay Way, Abuja, stated that the car sales business in the city had slowed down tremendously.



When asked if residents were returning their cars in order to raise cash, he said, “People are returning their vehicles in order to raise funds. It was reported in Saturday PUNCH that some people had started selling their houses and lands to raise funds for the school fees of their wards. It is same for cars, people are looking for money too by offering up their vehicles for sale. But where are the buyers?

“The fact is that there is no money in the country. You can even go to where we sell our cars and you will notice that a lot of vehicles there have remained unsold. I have some cars that have been there for almost six months and nobody is asking how much we are selling. Even when the prices are reduced, nobody is willing to buy.”

Patrick said many potential buyers did not even have the cash to pay.

He added, “In fact, for some, it may take up to a year before they can make complete payment going by what is on ground at present. For instance, in December we didn’t sell anything, our sale was zero, unlike what we recorded in December 2014.

“So sales have dropped drastically in Abuja. You know those who live in Abuja, it is either you are a politician or a civil servant and when civil servants are not paid salaries and all the leakages have been blocked, where then do you expect them to get money? For the politicians, many of them are afraid of even buying luxury cars.”

Patrick went on to state that “Some of their (politicians) aides that bought cars from us are still owing us and despite making it installment payment, many of them still can’t meet up. In fact, there are some payments that were supposed to be completed in December but as I speak to you now they’ve not been able to conclude the payments. Even when you drag them they don’t have the money.”

Another dealer, who’s showroom is located around the Gwarimpa axis of the Kubwa/Zuba expressway in Abuja, Mr. Yahaya Yakubu, said there was “serious cash crunch in Abuja and virtually everyone in this city is lamenting.”

He said, “There is no money and this has contributed to the drastic fall in car sales. It is a serious matter.”

When asked to explain how car sales used to be before the present era of cash crunch, Yakubu said the poor patronage for cars in Abuja started in January 2015 while the country was preparing for the general elections.

He said, “This started towards the preparation for the election. I remember, in December 2014, I sold more than 10 cars. But by January 2015 when we started preparing for elections, people became apprehensive and started to hoard money. When the country started getting close to the election, we (car dealers) started noticing serious drop in patronage.”

Another car dealer at the same Gwarimpa axis, who simply gave his name as Suleiman, said although many residents were putting their vehicles up for sale, there were still few or no buyers.

“Many exotic cars you see here were bought as brand new by their owners, but they can’t continue maintaining them when there is cash crunch. That is why they put them up for sale, but the irony is that there are no buyers because people don’t have money like before,” Suleiman said.

http://www.punchng.com/abuja-residents-auction-exotic-cars-to-raise-cash/

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Re: Abuja Residents Auction Exotic Cars To Raise Cash by Nobody: 7:03pm On Jan 11, 2016
Amazing..to save Abuja from entering recession, the following needs to be done:

1. Introduce monthly rentals for apartments
2. Introduce reduced tuition for children
3. Food is cheap, restaurants are expensive

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Re: Abuja Residents Auction Exotic Cars To Raise Cash by espn(m): 7:05pm On Jan 11, 2016
Let them sell der houses self..all illegal money must be vomited by all means!

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Re: Abuja Residents Auction Exotic Cars To Raise Cash by Acjohn: 7:29pm On Jan 11, 2016
The fear of EFCC and the need to return stolen funds is biting hard. any of them that have a car for ten Naira should call me and if I think about it, I may consider if they will sell it for five Naira because no money

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Re: Abuja Residents Auction Exotic Cars To Raise Cash by Stylaay(m): 7:36pm On Jan 11, 2016
Keneking:
Amazing..to save Abuja from entering recession, the following needs to be done:

1. Introduce monthly rentals for apartments
2. Introduce reduced tuition for children
3. Food is cheap, restaurants are expensive
Bro u really put forward good suggestions. Rent and cost of feeding should be looked into. monthly rent payment for real

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Re: Abuja Residents Auction Exotic Cars To Raise Cash by aieromon(m): 7:47pm On Jan 11, 2016
Overnight millionaires with no clear source of monthly income.....what do you expect?

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Re: Abuja Residents Auction Exotic Cars To Raise Cash by theV0ice: 7:49pm On Jan 11, 2016
hmmmm......i smell business opportunities with this info

Let me make some calls

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Re: Abuja Residents Auction Exotic Cars To Raise Cash by johnmartus(m): 8:01pm On Jan 11, 2016
THEY NEVER SEE ANYTHING

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Re: Abuja Residents Auction Exotic Cars To Raise Cash by Kelklein(m): 8:54pm On Jan 11, 2016
it's only temporary!

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Re: Abuja Residents Auction Exotic Cars To Raise Cash by Kelklein(m): 8:54pm On Jan 11, 2016
something need to be done about this cash restriction fast..
Re: Abuja Residents Auction Exotic Cars To Raise Cash by TonyeBarcanista(m): 9:07pm On Jan 11, 2016
This is what happens when people place premium on luxuries. Instead of them to be faithful with what God has given them, they went ahead to loot the meagre resources for the poor, now they can't maintain it. Smh

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Re: Abuja Residents Auction Exotic Cars To Raise Cash by MrDavidson: 9:14pm On Jan 11, 2016
“...and all the leakages have been blocked, where then do you expect them to get money? For the politicians, many of them are afraid of even buying luxury cars.”

God bless Mr President! This is a fact every right-thinking person can attest to.

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Re: Abuja Residents Auction Exotic Cars To Raise Cash by success10(m): 9:32pm On Jan 11, 2016
AKAKAK:




“...and all the leakages have been blocked, where then do you expect them to get money? For the politicians, many of them are afraid of even buying luxury cars.”

http://www.punchng.com/abuja-residents-auction-exotic-cars-to-raise-cash/


THAT IS WHY WE VOTED FOR PMB..
BLOCKING LEAKAGES..

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Re: Abuja Residents Auction Exotic Cars To Raise Cash by Descartes: 9:40pm On Jan 11, 2016
Stylaay:

Bro u really put forward good suggestions. Rent and cost of feeding should be looked into. monthly rent payment for real

*OBJ voice * Abuja is not meant for the poor smiley

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Re: Abuja Residents Auction Exotic Cars To Raise Cash by olubidata: 10:47pm On Jan 11, 2016
Congratulation
Re: Abuja Residents Auction Exotic Cars To Raise Cash by Slikbae: 11:22pm On Jan 11, 2016
yass!!!
Re: Abuja Residents Auction Exotic Cars To Raise Cash by Slikbae: 11:23pm On Jan 11, 2016
what are you saying?? cost of feeding is very cheap in Abj. only expensive thing there is Rent.
Stylaay:

Bro u really put forward good suggestions. Rent and cost of feeding should be looked into. monthly rent payment for real

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Re: Abuja Residents Auction Exotic Cars To Raise Cash by oduastates: 12:14am On Jan 12, 2016
What do you for a living?

" I am a contractor "
only in Nigeria do you get ccontractor as a profession.

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Re: Abuja Residents Auction Exotic Cars To Raise Cash by mrmetoo1: 12:23am On Jan 12, 2016
Keneking:
Amazing..to save Abuja from entering recession, the following needs to be done:

1. Introduce monthly rentals for apartments
2. Introduce reduced tuition for children
3. Food is cheap, restaurants are expensive

The monthly rent needs to be introduced everywhere. The rent needs to drop to reflect income in this country. Meaning the unreasonable high cost of land needs to come down

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Re: Abuja Residents Auction Exotic Cars To Raise Cash by chronique(m): 12:42am On Jan 12, 2016
Same thing happening in Lagos. Just that we're a little bit better off.
Re: Abuja Residents Auction Exotic Cars To Raise Cash by ibisko04: 2:07am On Jan 12, 2016
This is the best of times in Nigeria. People have been living false life before.
A civil servant earning one million naira per annum who is riding a car worth 5m and living in a house with 1.5m rent per annum is definitely living a borrowed life.
Majority of people living in Abuja fits into this description.
Anyway, this is good for the country to take a proper shape and repositioning for the betterment of the generality of all Nigerians.
Things are coming to become more better for all.
After all the reality are dawn on all of us, we will know how to live within our legitimate incomes.
Frivolity must be done away with.

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Re: Abuja Residents Auction Exotic Cars To Raise Cash by kokoA(m): 5:19am On Jan 12, 2016
Fake people everywhere in this town. Thanks to Baba people are beginning to live on exactly what they earn. It is only in ABJ you'd find a civil servant of level 14 driving a car of 10million naira. I pray they begin to sell all those their empty houses scaterred all over.

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Re: Abuja Residents Auction Exotic Cars To Raise Cash by Nobody: 5:39am On Jan 12, 2016
Sai baba

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Re: Abuja Residents Auction Exotic Cars To Raise Cash by omenka(m): 6:32am On Jan 12, 2016
success10:


THAT IS WHY WE VOTED FOR PMB.. BLOCKING LEAKAGES..
EOD. smiley

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Re: Abuja Residents Auction Exotic Cars To Raise Cash by Biafrarep(m): 7:57am On Jan 12, 2016
I smell reccession but I have always knew that Abuja will be the first to go burst, such a fake city, so sad indeed.

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Re: Abuja Residents Auction Exotic Cars To Raise Cash by looseweight: 8:13am On Jan 12, 2016
Economic meltdown Tinz

IAMLOOSEWEIGHT
Re: Abuja Residents Auction Exotic Cars To Raise Cash by Onyenna(m): 8:14am On Jan 12, 2016
O dikwa egwu.......
Re: Abuja Residents Auction Exotic Cars To Raise Cash by Nobody: 8:14am On Jan 12, 2016
When we keep telling them to invest in real estate, them say No, we want to live flashy lifestyles. No problem. They have used time, it is now time's turn to use them

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Re: Abuja Residents Auction Exotic Cars To Raise Cash by FagsamPHP(m): 8:15am On Jan 12, 2016
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Re: Abuja Residents Auction Exotic Cars To Raise Cash by AmakaDNBStories(f): 8:18am On Jan 12, 2016
shocked
Re: Abuja Residents Auction Exotic Cars To Raise Cash by jantavanta(m): 8:18am On Jan 12, 2016
kokoA:
Fake people everywhere in this town. Thanks to Baba people are beginning to live on exactly what they earn. It is only in ABJ you'd find a civil servant of level 14 driving a car of 10million naira. I pray they begin to sell [b]all those their empty houses [/b]scaterred all over.

Mega City of empty houses for securityman and lizards

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Re: Abuja Residents Auction Exotic Cars To Raise Cash by akpur1(m): 8:20am On Jan 12, 2016
I wan buy roll royce for 7m who go sell asap

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