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Senate denies purchasing 108 cars

20 April 2016, 18:35

Abuja - The Senate has denied purchasing 108 cars for it members, saying only 36 cars were purchased one for each state of the Federation.

The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Senate Services, Senator Ibrahim Gobir, gave the clarification on Tuesday during a meeting in Abuja.

He said the Senate decided to purchase only 36 cars which cost about 36.5 million Naira each due to lack of funds.

Also read: Saraki allegedly bribes senators with N35m SUV

Going by the figures given by Senator Gobir the 36 cars cost about 1.3 billion Naira.

There were reports on Monday on the purported purchase of 108 cars by the Senate, with the Nigeria Labour Congress urging the lawmakers to return the cars or face its wrath.

The NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, earlier condemned the purchase of the cars, he said it was “wrong and insensitive” in the face of the suffering of the masses.

Source: Vanguard

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