The House of Representatives has spoken on the controversial topic of acquisition of sports utility vehicles (SUV) for its members.
This was contained in a statement by the spokesperson and chairman, House Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Akin Rotimi, on Sunday.
Recall that rumors of procuring vehicles for members of the house.
Rotimi revealed that the the cars are to ease movements of members and are not gifts or luxury provisions.
In his words:
“It is also not peculiar to the Legislature as unelected government officials in the Executive arm of government from director level and above, in most cases, have official vehicles attached to their offices,” he said.
For the duration of the 10th assembly (2023 – 2027), the vehicles shall remain the property of the National Assembly at the expiration of the tenure of the 10th Assembly in 2027, should the extant assets deboarding policy of government still be in place.
“Honourable members may have the option of making payment for the outstanding value of the vehicles to government coffers before they can become theirs, otherwise it remains the property of the National Assembly.”
He added that the House remained committed to reducing the cost of governance in line with present realities.