Reps: NLC, TUC condemn purchase of cars worth N3.6bn

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union have condemned the purchase of 360 cars worth N3.6bn by the House of Representatives for its members as the country continues to battle recession.

The unions said the National Assembly has shown that it lacked sensitivity to the plight of Nigerians in this harsh economy.

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

Ozo-Eson said it was wrong for the lower chamber to channel resources to the purchase of cars at this time.

He urged the House of Representatives to immediately stop deal made with the automobile company.

The President and the acting Secretary General of the TUC, Messrs Bala Kaigama and Simeso Amachree said such decisions taken by the lawmakers were responsible for the country’s problem.

Executive Director, CLO, Ibuchukwu Ezike, said such insensitivity has always been a problem with Nigerian leaders.

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.”

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