Nigeria Economy: Rep Members Finalize Plans To Share 360 Official Vehicles

Nigeria Economy: Rep Members Finalize Plans To Share 360 Official Vehicles

by Victor Ndubuisi

In the midst of the country’s hard economic reality, exacerbated by the loss of fuel subsidies, the House of Representatives has formalised arrangements for the distribution of official automobiles for members of the 10th National Assembly.

According to, the acquisition of new multi-million Naira automobiles for MPs every four years has always sparked controversy, especially because the vehicles cost billions of Naira.

Akin Rotimi, Chairman of the House Committee on Media and Public Affairs, stated in a statement on Sunday that media reports on the acquisition of the vehicles are exaggerated.

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He underlined that the automobiles supplied to members are utility operational vehicles connected to their oversight tasks, not for personal use.


The automobiles linked to the MPs, according to Rotimi, are intended to be returned at the end of their tenure; however, members may be allowed to pay for the outstanding value of the vehicles and claim ownership following their stint in the National Assembly.

The statement reads, “The House of Representatives is monitoring a trending topic across multiple traditional and online media concerning the distribution of vehicles to honourable members, and because this issue has understandably generated significant public interest, we believe Nigerians deserve feedback from their elected representatives.

“While many versions of this story carry varying exaggerations, we can confirm that the National Assembly bureaucracy is in the phased process of procuring and distributing operational vehicles to honourable members over the coming weeks and months. This development is in accordance with extant procurement laws and has been the practise in previous assemblies.

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“It is also not peculiar to the Legislature, as unelected government officials in the Executive arm of government from the Assistant Director level and above, in most cases, have official vehicles attached to their offices. It is important to make a few clarifications. The vehicles to be allocated to the offices of honourable members are utility operational vehicles tied to their oversight functions in the discharge of their duties in the standing committees. They are not personal vehicles gifted to honourable members. 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.

“The public is invited to note that as part of the 10th Assembly’s objective to ensure our integrity and independence, honourable members of the Green Chamber have resolved to maintain a respectable distance from the Executive arm of government, especially in issues relating to logistical aspects of oversight functions, including reaching difficult terrains in the country. No matter how remote the location is, as long as there are Nigerian citizens living there, they deserve highly mobile representatives who can see first-hand what they are going through, and ensure government interventions, programmes, and policies are carried out effectively.”



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