The Labour Party has condemned the proposed procurement of cars costing one hundred and sixty million naira each for the members of the House of Representatives, saying the government of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is not sensitive to the plight of Nigerians.
The Labour Party said the administration of President Bola Tinubu is displaying extravagance at a time when the Nigerian people are grappling with hardship resulting from its economic policies, which have shot up food inflation.
In a statement signed by its National Chairman, Julius Abure, the opposition party criticized the government for struggling to increase the minimum wage of Nigerians but could fund opulent spending of its officials.
“A few days ago, the news filtered that 360 members of the House of Assembly are to be gifted with vehicles worth about N160 million each. The Labour Party is indeed shocked, saddened and disappointed at the level of insensitivity being displayed by the executive and the legislative arms of the President Bola Tinubu-led All Progressives Congress administration,” the statement read.
According to the Vanguard, the Labour Party is shocked, saddened and disappointed at the level of insensitivity being displayed by the executive and the legislative arms of the President Bola Tinubu led All Progressives Congress administration.
“Why spend so much money on the import of and purchase of vehicles from other nations amidst the scarcity of needed foreign exchange for manufacturing? Why not empower local manufacturers such as Innoson Motor in Anambra and Peugeot Automobiles in Kaduna to save forex and boost our local economy?”