The Senate on Tuesday, maintained his plan on purchasing luxury vehicles for lawmakers despite widespread public criticisms against it given the economy of the country.
This was conveyed by the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Services, Sunday Karimi.
Karimi, while speaking to journalists in Abuja, noted that the reason the leadership of the two chambers of the National Assembly decided to purchase the vehicles was so they could last for four years.
Karimi said, “Somebody that is a Minister has more than three land cruisers, Prado, and other vehicles and you are not asking them questions, why us? And these vehicles that you see, go to Nigeria roads today, If I go home once, my senatorial district, I come back spending a lot on my vehicles because our roads are bad. Am I talking to somebody?
“It was based on a comparative analysis of the cost of technical issues and durability on Nigerian roads… We want something that we can maintain for another four years,” Karimi added. “And the issue of buying vehicles for the National Assembly, you know it is a recurring issue, it occurs every assembly, it will always come up.”