Abuja - Despite the criticism that trailed the decision of the House of Representatives to purchase 360 exotic cars worth N3.6bn for its members when the nation is going through economic crisis , the leadership of the House has come out to defend the decision.
The House said its members must have a means of mobility while carrying out oversight duties over Ministries, Departments and Agencies of the federal government.
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The Deputy Chairman, Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Jonathan Gaza, while defending the procurement of the cars on Thursday, said that recession would not stop lawmakers from performing their legislative duties.
Gaza according to Punch stated that while working during recession, members of the House were not expected to trek to the premises of the MDAs for oversight duties.
He argued that in a recession, both the executive and legislative arms of government were expected to work even harder to find urgent solutions to challenges facing the country.
- News 24