The delivery of 360 brand new exotic cars to members of House of Reps has begun amid economic downturn in the country.
Investigations by Punch revealed on Sunday that 28 units of the Peugeot 508 series had already been delivered to lawmakers in Abuja.
The 28 were among the first batch of 50 cars supplied by the Kaduna-based Peugeot Automobile Nigeria Limited. The House allocated a princely N3.6bn for the cars in the 2016 budget.
A National Assembly top aide told Punch that the arrangement with Peugeot was that the company would supply the vehicles in batches because of the huge number of members involved.
“Fifty cars will be supplied in the first batch; 28 have already been delivered. That was last week. 22 more in the first batch are expected to be delivered this week,” the source stated.
Findings indicated that the luxury cars would arrive in Abuja in batches till January, 2017 when all 360 members would have picked a unit.
All 360 members of the House are collecting transport allowance from Nigeria.