It’s An Insult To Say We Shouldn’t Spend N5.5bn On Cars - Sen. Abdullahi Yahaya

9 months ago by: Adegbenga Ayinla
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Despite the fact that most Nigerians are angry about the fact that senate members of the 9th Assembly are to use about N5.5 billion to purchase vehicles, the leader of the Senate, Yahaya Abdullahi, sees nothing wrong in it.
According to Leadership Newspaper, the Senator said people are just being mischievous adding that there is no way you can give people responsibilities in the National Assembly and then you expect them to come and work with their cars.
“Ministers are given official cars, not just one car. In some cases, the ministers that never run for any election get three to four cars. There are directors who have more than three or four jeeps at their disposal.
I was a Perm Sec, so I know what obtains in government. So for someone to come out and say, a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria should not be given an ordinary Jeep is wrong.
I think that is an insult. People do not really appreciate the role Senators play in the national polity. This issue of cars is mischievous or complete lack of appreciation of the work that senators do
Several of these senators are the ones ensuring that they provide water for their communities because the local governments in most states are no longer functioning,”
he said.
According to Abdullahi, a lot of the local government have collapsed, adding that it is through constituency projects that some communities see water to drink and roads to use.
“It is an insult to say that a senator of the Federal Republic cannot ride a jeep in Nigeria. It is an insult. I know what ministers get; we cannot even compare ourselves to ministers because we are higher than the minister(s). .
For you to say that a senator of the Federal Republic cannot drive a jeep today — come on, that is an insult. Go and tell the people that the work that we do is more than the work of ministers,”
he added.

-- fineboy77 (m) at 19-09-2019 01:36PM
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Ewo !!

-- trulyval Online (m) at 19-09-2019 02:00PM
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it's an insult to demand same of a suffering people. useless, thieving lots
-- princepiu (m) at 19-09-2019 03:04PM
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Bandits and criminals, with heartless minds. Nigeria is a failed state! Where corruption is justified. Take public transport to go to work to know what the masses are suffering no functional infrastructures in the country, you are using  N5.5 B. For cars, idiots, are you not representing them ?ole buruku , Waka  shege Roll Eyes
-- nikiniki Online (f) at 19-09-2019 03:34PM
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But it's not an insult not to have good road, water, stable electricity, security, good and well equipped hospital, social welfare for the elderly, free and quality education, training school for vocational training, manufacturing industries et..c but it is an insult for anyone to query how you lavish the public fund. The British Govt that Nigeria copied is a government of transparent fiscal policy and accountability. No wonder Niger lags behind in infrastructures. Give him computer, I bet the only thing he will be able to do on it is to chat on FB. Idiot!
-- Brave5500 (m) at 19-09-2019 05:12PM
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Speechless.... Nigeria is gone!
-- Kormeijama (m) at 19-09-2019 05:48PM
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In Africa corruption has made all of us culprits in the game. When you elect  by vote buying or patronage, you end up electing an emperor or empress. When you elect a legal thief what do you expect. Politicians  are  legal thieves in Africa. So buying himself or herself a Japanese jeep  that even a Japanese minister or MP doesn't have is  of no importance.
-- Henrybobo Online (m) at 19-09-2019 06:10PM
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May thunder finish that ur stupid mouth
-- kima77same (m) at 19-09-2019 06:32PM
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-- kacylee (f) at 19-09-2019 07:26PM
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see him squeezed face like spoilt beans... insult break that ur head there