October 28 2023

“TO SPEND OVER N75 BILLION JUST FOR FUN IS INSENSITIVE,” NNPP LAMBASTS NASS

A chieftain of New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), Olufemi Ajadi Oguntoyinbo, has fired back at the National Assembly over its plan to spend over N75 billion to procure 469 sports utility vehicles for themselves.

Daily Post reported that Oguntoyinbo made this known through a statement on Friday.

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This is coming amid avalanche of criticisms across the Nation, even as the lawmakers have continued to struggle to justify why such huge luxurious spending is in the interest of Nigeria.

Reacting to public blacklashes earlier this week, the Chairman, Senate Committee on Services, Sunday Karimi who represents Kogi West Senatorial, told Nigerians to shut up. He provided many reasons the lawmakers would go ahead anyway to acquire the vehicles.

But in the statement, Oguntoyinbo said there is hunger in the land, adding that nothing would ever justify the National Assembly for this “insensitivity.”

“Many Nigerians are unable to feed themselves. Many are dying daily as a result of poverty. Many school children are dropping out of schools due to the current high inflation rate. It is sad that our senators are thinking and behaving as if they are not living in Nigeria. They are behaving as if the plights of Nigerians is not their problem. They are highly insensitive and immorally unconscious of the suffering of ordinary Nigerians.

“If they are sensitive, will they be talking of cars costing billions of Naira when the exchange rate of Naira to dollar is unarguably embarrassing. It is also sad that many of our national legislators are justifying the purchase of the SUVs at such an exorbitant rate on bad roads across the length and breadth of the country.

“That cannot be a justification; the bad roads signs that they are not doing well in government. We need to ask them, whose duty is it to provide good roads if not for the Federal Government, of which Senator is part of.

“The development has also shown that our senators and House of Representatives members hardly go back to their constituencies to feel their situation once they are elected.”



Posted October 28, 2023 by profW in category "News +

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