This indeed a very black-hearted act from the House of Rep Members.
Even when the whole Nation is clamouring for a better hospital, Isolations centres, ventilators, the Reps are making plans to add another car to their fleet.
On Thursday some of the acquired cars were seen at the parking lots within the National Assembly Complex.
Chairman of the Committee on House Services, Mr. Wale Raji confirmed delivery of the cars. A check on the website of Toyota revealed that each of the vehicles – depending on the variant, has a price tag of between US$25,000 to US $35,000, excluding the cost of shipping and custom duties, which is about 100 per cent of the actual cost of each unit.
For instance, those with higher specification, which most often than not is the preferred choice of lawmakers, could cost tax payers a tidy sum. Vehicles in this range are: XLE at $29,455, XLE V6 at $34,580, XSE at $30,005 and XSE V6 at $35,130.
Already, about 14 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado sports utility vehicles have already been handed out to presiding as well as other principal officers and chairmen of select House committees.
Some lawmakers who were contacted on Thursday said they had yet to receive vehicles delivered in “the first batch.”