What a waste? Government spend N1.7 billion to buy jeeps for Senators.

Published 7 years ago by: Millenium
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at 09:38 AM, 12/02/2012 (7 years ago)

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SENATORS , this week, take delivery of their official Toyota Land Cruiser jeeps, The Nation on Sunday can reveal.
The cost per unit of the 2011 model of the jeep obtained from the manufacturer’s website is $100,724 – about N16,115, 840.
The total cost of the vehicles for the 109 senators is put at over N1.7 billion.
A competent source in the National Assembly told our correspondents yesterday that the senators opted for the Land Cruiser jeep because of its unique features.
In the sixth Senate, senators settled for Toyota Camry at a unit cost of N9 million.
Some of the features of the Land Cruiser obtained online include: Displacement cc  – 4500; Transmission – Automatic; and Fuel Type – Diesel.



Sources said “no contractor” was used in purchasing the vehicles.
The National Assembly Service Commission reportedly handled the purchase transaction.
The Commission, sources said, might have opted to buy directly from the manufacturer to reduce cost.
Sources said the delivery of the vehicles will be in batches while vehicle documents would be handed over to individual senators in their offices after delivery.
It was also gathered that furnishing of offices of senators would commence this week as contracts for the supply of refrigerators, computers and other office equipment have been sealed.
Efforts to speak with the Chairman, Senate Committee on Information, Media and Public Affairs, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, on the supply of the jeeps and other office items were unsuccessful as he did not answer calls put across to him yesterday.
But a senator who spoke to one of our correspondents on condition of anonymity simply said “we have been on this issue for some time.”
He added “I cannot confirm anything because I have not seen any vehicle but we have been on this issue for some time. But I think they are not buying vehicles for senators as such. What I know is that they want to procure vehicles to facilitate the work of committees.”

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bigchi at 03:29 PM, 12/02/2012 (7 years ago)
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i no blame them....wen people are suffering and all they can think of is hw life will be easier for dem Embarrassed Embarrassed Embarrassed Embarrassed Embarrassed
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toibeli at 03:42 PM, 12/02/2012 (7 years ago)
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Very disgraceful! when a lot of Nigerians cannot boast of three square meals a day?
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youngrashy at 04:03 PM, 12/02/2012 (7 years ago)
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Wat nigerians can do is talk N talk,we nid ta take actions kill al dis muda4kas..
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youngrashy at 04:03 PM, 12/02/2012 (7 years ago)
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Wat nigerians can do is talk N talk,we nid ta take actions kill al dis muda4kas..
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popt at 04:05 PM, 12/02/2012 (7 years ago)
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 Tongue  i will neva be o.k wit them Shocked
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dockaycee2 at 04:11 PM, 12/02/2012 (7 years ago)
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I am really tired of hearing this wasteful spending on the part of Nigerian politicians. This is blatant corruption and robbery. The masses are meant to suffer just the satisfy the greed of a privileged few. I am tired of praying for Nigeria. We as the masses need to take our destiny in our own hands. The Arab spring should be a lesson that real power belong to the masses if we can stick together.
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dockaycee2 at 04:20 PM, 12/02/2012 (7 years ago)
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I am really tired of hearing this wasteful spending on the part of Nigerian politicians. This is blatant corruption and robbery. The masses are meant to suffer just to satisfy the greed of a privileged few. I am tired of praying for Nigeria. We as the masses need to take our destiny in our own hands. The Arab spring should be a lesson that real power belong to the masses if we can stick together.
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Nam80nam at 04:23 PM, 12/02/2012 (7 years ago)
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Big waste

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Nam80nam at 04:24 PM, 12/02/2012 (7 years ago)
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Big waste

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LEONE at 04:25 PM, 12/02/2012 (7 years ago)
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Nigeria is finished,OMG.
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proly at 04:40 PM, 12/02/2012 (7 years ago)
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ok
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Norred at 04:48 PM, 12/02/2012 (7 years ago)
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Who cares no one does.All you people care about is the latest song from Wizkid, Dbanj and the newest movies that just came out in town...This nonsense  will never stop until you people decide to really  stand up against it but MAYBE by then it will be too late...
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umehudoka at 05:05 PM, 12/02/2012 (7 years ago)
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We fear to fight for freedom. We fear to fight for liberty. We fear to fight for justice ... we no wan die. we just dey complain, suffering and smiling Nigerians. Fela talk am but we no hear :'( :'(
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umehudoka at 05:14 PM, 12/02/2012 (7 years ago)
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Removal of subsidy..... in return na 2011 Toyota land cruiser jeep for them. when the poor they die for bomb blast no body care. wait........ e never show we youth say this men them no send US? Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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edobaking at 05:55 PM, 12/02/2012 (7 years ago)
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na today
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edobaking at 06:06 PM, 12/02/2012 (7 years ago)
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fuel too cost so they buy diesel, them no want join4 the sorfer atall   Sad Sad God dey oo..
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Unikly at 06:16 PM, 12/02/2012 (7 years ago)
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Na Today.....
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lertipha at 06:39 PM, 12/02/2012 (7 years ago)
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God dey ...poor man prayer.
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Idbabe at 07:28 PM, 12/02/2012 (7 years ago)
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Tif tif continues. Who is fighting corruption now? An average Nigerian can't afford ijebu garri of N20 but odas ® busy changing cars like clothes. Hmmmmm
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