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SERAP, 192 Nigerians Sue Reps Over Plan to Spend N5.04bn on 400 Exotic Cars

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project SERAP and one ninety two Nigerians have filed a lawsuit asking the court to stop the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and other members of the house from spending nearly N5 billion to buy 400 exotic cars.

They are also seeking a court order to “restrain and stop the National Assembly Service Commission from releasing any public funds to the House of Representatives to buy the vehicles until an impact assessment of the spending on access to public services and good is carried out.”

According to the suit, it is illegal and unconstitutional for members of the House of Representatives, to choose to buy expensive and exotic cars, while encouraging Nigerians to patronize locally made brands.

It also says-“This case raises issues of public interests, national interest, public concern, social justice, good governance, transparency and accountability.

The House of Representatives had passed a resolution that 400 Toyota Camry 2020 cars be purchased as official vehicles for 360 members and other personalities.

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