NLC, TUC, others condemn Reps over plans to buy 360 exotic cars amid recession

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The Nigeria Labour Congress, Trade Union Civil Liberties Organisation and the Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders have strongly kicked against the decision of the leadership of the House of Representatives to purchase 360 exotic cars worth N3.6bn for its members when the nation is going through economic crisis.

The NLC and the TUC said the decision of the National Assembly was a mark of government’s insensitivity to the plight of Nigerians going through tough times.

The General Secretary of the NLC, Dr. Peter Ozo-Eson, described the action of the lawmakers as unfortunate, insensitive and unacceptable.

The NLC’s scribe called on the leadership of the National Assembly to stop the deal which he said was not too late.

On its part, the TUC flayed the excessive lifestyle of the lawmakers and members of the political class wondering “where lies the honour of the legislators.”

The President and the acting Secretary General of the TUC, Messrs Bala Kaigama and Simeso Amachree respectively, said that the flamboyant lifestyle of lawmakers and politicians was affecting the nation’s development.

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Also reacting to the action of the lawmakers, the Executive Director, CLO, Mr. Ibuchukwu Ezike, said it was such spending had made the country a target of ridicule around the world.

Ezike said, “It is not today that we have begun to see the insensitivity of the leaders of this country and that was captured in the statement by the former British Prime Minister, David Cameron, saying that Nigeria is fantastically corrupt and when recently Donald Trump made his own statement about Nigeria.”

Also the Executive Chairman, CACOL, Mr. Debo Adeniran, described the action of the lawmakers as a display of unreasonable opulence in a country with majority of poor people.

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