Presidency gives update on some vehicles in Aso Villa
The presidency has said that the present administration is still using vehicles procured for its daily operations since 1999. The permanent secretary for the State House, Jalal Arabi, said some of the vehicles currently being used at the Presidential Villa were purchased in 1991
NOTV reports that Arabi while speaking during the 2020 budget defence at the National Assembly said there is an urgent need for these vehicles to be replaced. He said most of the vehicles in the Presidential Villa which was bought at that time have become very difficult to maintain.
He also said that the proposals on the budget are in line with Nigeria’s provisions in the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) document as discussed and agreed with the Budget Office of the Federation. In his reaction, the House committee on special duties, Samaila Suleiman, said the committee would carefully consider the president’s submission.
Meanwhile, it was previously reported that a joint committee of the House of Representatives and Senate have discovered a N6 billion dubious contract in the budget of National Inland Waterways Agency (NIWA).
The committee during the defence said that the majority of the projects for which funds were released in the budget were never executed.