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Reps Take Delivery Of Exotic Cars, Begin Distribution by Digitiminimi: 3:43am On Mar 27
The House of Representatives has started taking delivery of the Toyota Camry 2020 model cars acquired for members as official cars, otherwise called utility vehicles, The PUNCH has reliably learnt.

Our correspondent sighted some of the cars at different parking lots within the National Assembly Complex, on Thursday.

The legislators had at an executive (closed-door) session on February 5, 2020, resolved to purchase 400 units of the exotic car.

The House has, however, kept sealed lips on the cost of each unit as the contract for the supply it was learnt was not awarded to accredited Toyota dealers.

Our correspondent observed that the House procured the V6 Limited Edition variant of the car.

Chairman of the Committee on House Services, Mr. Wale Raji, who confirmed delivery of the cars declined to respond to further enquiries.

The cars, which belong to the National Assembly, are usually auctioned to the lawmakers after four years.

A check on the website of Toyota revealed that each of the vehicles – depending on the variant, has a price tag of between US$25,000 to US $35,000, excluding the cost of shipping and custom duties, which is about 100 per cent of the actual cost of each unit.

For instance, those with higher specification, which most often than not is the preferred choice of lawmakers, could cost tax payers a tidy sum. Vehicles in this range are: XLE at $29,455, XLE V6 at $34,580, XSE at $30,005 and XSE V6 at $35,130.

Already, about 14 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado sports utility vehicles have already been handed out to presiding as well as other principal officers and chairmen of select House committees.


Some lawmakers who were contacted on Thursday said they had yet to receive vehicles delivered in “the first batch.”

Giving a breakdown of how the vehicles are shared, a member of the House, who spoke on the condition of anonymity for fear of retribution, said, the 400 saloon cars would be allocated to each of the 360 members and some top management staff, Chiefs of Staff to the (two) presiding officers as well as some of their special advisers and assistants.

The lawmaker explained that new members who did not get committee appointments would benefit from the first batch.

The source said, “I was told 100 have already arrived and they are sharing them to new members who are not chairmen and deputy chairmen (of committees). The next batch will be for returning (ranking) members who are neither chairmen nor deputy chairmen. The last batch will go to ranking member with appointments.”

The Committee on House Services and the National Assembly Management, led by the Clerk to the National Assembly, Mohammed Sani-Omolori, had constituted a joint committee to oversee the acquisition, verification and distribution to the lawmakers.

The Committee on House Services, which also exists in the Senate, serves as the protocol and welfare department.

The joint committee was set up as some members had alleged that the National Assembly had become a “dumping ground” for smuggled and refurbished automobiles.


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Re: Reps Take Delivery Of Exotic Cars, Begin Distribution by Digitiminimi: 3:45am On Mar 27
Amidst this Pandemic Disease Is Nigeria doomed ni?
Re: Reps Take Delivery Of Exotic Cars, Begin Distribution by richeeyo(m): 3:55am On Mar 27
No be them go use am, hahaaa habaa
Re: Reps Take Delivery Of Exotic Cars, Begin Distribution by wallex1983(m): 3:58am On Mar 27
We all want Corona to go.

We also want to fight corruption of our political leaders.

God, how you go take help us?
Re: Reps Take Delivery Of Exotic Cars, Begin Distribution by Susu888(m): 4:02am On Mar 27
I no blame you people,Nigerians are not ready to have sense . angry
Re: Reps Take Delivery Of Exotic Cars, Begin Distribution by daewoorazer(m): 4:16am On Mar 27

Everything is wrong with Nigeria.

The politicians have no idea what this means to our economy and the value of Naira. We have innoson but these monkeys will rather buy foreign cars with forex than buy Nigeria. This same monkeys will close its borders and force bleeped up local rice on its citizens.

The citizens however are a bunch of cowards who never believed revolution in numbers is the way out of their impoverishment...

I’m pretty sure the Nigerian lot will still vote another Atiku/goodluck/buhari/Obasanjo come 2023....they are like goats, beat them like crazy, a she-goat will forget u almost killed her in 2minutes

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Re: Reps Take Delivery Of Exotic Cars, Begin Distribution by Mathiasa(m): 4:18am On Mar 27
See our lives? I honestly don't think we have youths in this country, every year we hear them buy new cars running into billions and we are always here fighting ourselves all in the name of APC and PDP. I dont think they know the difference amongst themselves.

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Re: Reps Take Delivery Of Exotic Cars, Begin Distribution by mushystuff: 4:25am On Mar 27
Oh dear Lord! Demonic and insensitive politicians in Nigeria! While this pandemic is exposing the rot of healthcare, the economy and social services in this country, those who should know better are taking delivery of exotic cars!

I hope those cars come infected with a cocktail of viruses and diseases that will kill them!
Re: Reps Take Delivery Of Exotic Cars, Begin Distribution by Usorohtheman(m): 4:31am On Mar 27
It is time for the people to go out en masse and revolt. A massive revolution from the people will make this politicians have a rethink. embarassed
Re: Reps Take Delivery Of Exotic Cars, Begin Distribution by Mynd44: 5:11am On Mar 27

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