Outrage in Adamawa After Gov. Bala Spends N400M on 4 Cars

The decision of the Adamawa state governor, Bala Ngilari

to buy two Lexus SUVs for N180million ($900,000) and two

Hilux pick up vans at N400million, has triggered outrage

from members of the state House of Assembly.

On Wednesday, the members passed a resolution calling on

the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to probe

the purchases.

The House, now split into factions, called on the state

government to re-instate the sacked Director General of the

state Public Procurement Bureau, Malam Bello Umar, who

it said was sacked by the Governor for querying the

purchase and for not following due process.

Deputy Speaker, Kwamoti Laori, told the house that the

state government had sacked the Director General of the

state Public Procurement Bureau after whistle-blowing on

the executive recklessness.

Laori also claimed the Lexus cars were used ones.

While a used Lexus armoured car can go for about

$120,000, a new one usually sells for less than $200,000,

online research shows, PM News reports.

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