Wasteful Spending: Nigeria To Buy N400Million Cars For Former Presidents

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nigeria to buy 400million cars former presidents

Feb 7, 2017 – Wasteful Spending: Nigeria To Buy N400Million Cars For Former Presidents

The Federal Government is set to spend N400 million to buy vehicles for ex-presidents/heads of state if the 2017 estimated spending by the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) is approved as proposed.

According to SGF Babachir David Lawal, their outstanding allowances will also be paid in this fiscal year because they are in the estimates.

Lawal revealed this yesterday while defending the planned expenditure before the Senate Committee on Federal Character.

The Vice Chairman of the committee, Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi, asked why former presidents’ allowances had not been paid.

Lawal said: “Fund for the allowances for former presidents was sufficiently covered in the 2017 budget, though not openly budgeted for in the proposal.”

Although the SGF did not disclose the total amount required for the payment of the arrears, he noted that the money was part of the N9.88 billion proposed by his office.

Lawal said the former presidents were due to have new vehicles, usually procured at the end of four years.
Besides President Muhammadu Buhari, there are seven former presidents and heads of State.

They are: Gen. Yakubu Gowon, President Olusegun Obasanjo, President Shehu Shagari, Military President Ibrahim Babangida, Head of Interim National Government Ernest Shonekan, former Head of State Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar and President Goodluck Jonathan.

23 thoughts on “Wasteful Spending: Nigeria To Buy N400Million Cars For Former Presidents

  1. Did I just read that? Could this have bn the next agenda for this country? Oh my God this people are wicked. For once they have not considered the poor masses in thier budget.

  2. speechless ..😷😷 the problem we have Nigeria is all about Buhari is the house representative.(the people that we should take from them we now give them, in this recession.. God have meacy

  3. Did these past Presidents tell SGF that they want cars? Cant the federal government use those money to fix Nigeria and make it a better place for us all?

  4. Nigerians please don’t cry. It’s a total mess with these African countries. What could have been ur position if u found urselves trapped under this dictator in Cameroon for 34 years? No portable water, no roads, in short nothing to show off for. Masses die in road accidents but this tyrant spills out 100 million to the national football team just for qualifying to play the finals in the African Cup of nations. The same car issues took place as they were shared to all the senators, old grandfathers old enough to start writing their wills. U try to voice ur opinion the response is a bullet on the chest. Where are these head of states heading to? The wrath of God will befall them one day and they will wail and lament like Jeremiah in the Bible. May the Almighty continue to take care of the poor masses.

  5. HOW ABOUT DEVIL GIVES ALL YOU GUYS A QUICK KISS ON THE LIPS..SHAME ONTO ALL POLITICIANS IN NIGERIA,REGARDLESS OF THE PARTY YOU BELONGS TO.

  6. THIS NIGERIA GOVERNMENT IS SICK, WE NEED THIS MONEY MORE THAN ALL THIS EX OMOALE AND CO.WHAT HAPPEN TO US. EX IS IN THE PAST AND THIS PEOPLE DID NOTHING FOR NIGERIA ONLY SET US BACK BY USING OUR MONEY AS THEY DEEM FIT…………..NIGERIA WAKE UP FROM UR SLEEP BEFORE WE TURN TO SUDAN OR SOMALIA

  7. THE PAST PRESIDENTS OF NIGERIA ARE among the most comfortable people in the world, with the enormous untraceable amount of money they looted while in office, and their mouth-watering entitlements after they had left office. The millions of Nigerian who live in abject poverty should have preoccupied the mind of a sincere, esentient FG more than those insatiable looters who need no further attention from the FG. But, sadly, this is where we are today. After all the promises of austerity and strictness by the govt of PMB prior to inception, it has proven that it is no different from others before it. Till Thy Kingdom Come, Nigeria would never get it right, for greed is the first thing that inspires out politicians.

  8. All of you bastards will die one by one beginning with past military rulers then civilian presidents fucking die a horrible death bastards

  9. We are living in an era of the most heartless and corrupt regime. This mindless profligacy plan of the federal Government to further enrich the already wealthy ex-presidents of Nigeria goes on show to all including the international community the level of suffering the nigerian citizens are been subjected to under Buhari led-government. The FG is confidently showing to all that they neither have the best interest of the masses that brought them to power at heart nor are they willing to come up with a sustainable plan to revive our collapsed economy for the betterment of the country people. The Nigerian federal government should be ashamed of themselves for the highly provocative plan to waste such mind-boggling amount of money on those that looted us dry while the level of hunger and poverty in the country at the moment deserve to be declared a state of emergency. One thing am happy about is that, the eyes of many Nigerians who voted for CHANGE are now wide open today to see the incompetency and cluelessness of Buhari’s administration.

  10. They are all thieves. They want to remain in power, they are the one disturbing Buhari to fix Nigerian problems. This past president God will punish you all. Pls nigerian let rise up to fight this barbarians. When they go to Aso rock don’t think they go there NCOs of masses. They go there to collect their shares , may the sweat of poor people both old and the children punish your family from one generation to the other. You turn brilliant nigeriansNbroat to slave of white. May you not rest in peace Amin .Your great grand children will suffer in sha Allahu. Amin.

  11. Folks, why are we(black race) so backward na? Are they not getting succulent salaries and other inducements? This country, if possible, needed to be leased out to the British again for final cleansing because “these” people are simpletons and will never understand or appreciate good governance.

  12. Is this a way of getting the good old boys club going and leaving out the ladies? I am past president of our church organization so be gender sensitive and send me one car !

  13. Dis Govt sef God will give u pple wisdom and remember all d wealth u acquired non of it will follow u to d grave.

  14. African Syndrome!

    Almost all current African crop of Presidents are in the same syndicate.
    Look at Malawi,for instance, is too corruptious as evidenced is the Hon George Chaponda Maizegate scandal.
    That’s the African Identity, no wonder they have unanimously agreed to pull out of the ICC.

  15. can’t just imagine this. recognising those that embezzle our money neglecting those that have even work tirelessly for Nigeria like TAIWO AKINKUNMI the man that designed Nigeria flag. Pls God will really need you to intervene.

  16. FOR BADNESS sake is cars for all our ex presidents the solution to ending all these recession, inflation, starvation, deception, and the nationwide fulani invation?

    By the way, what sort of cars have they not driven that they (FG) wants to use our tax payers money they should have used for some purposful projects that will transform lives to add to the fleet of exotic moving machines that these cabals who looted the country dry already have?

    What sort of clueless administration is this? Why would fate ever allow this kind of regime with dead ideas govern this great country?
    I am sorry for Nigeria.

    I take a stroll…

  17. The system is failing Nigerians. This guys weigh a lot of power to the government, some of them were not democratic president, why must our democracy look after ex military heads of state? Is that system failure and undemocratic? neocolonialism and capitalism is keeping Nigerians in slavery, sorry to use that word.
    A governor of a state will finish his tenure then he will go to federal parliament, as a parliamentarian he will be earning pension from state, and also earns parliamentarian monthly salary too. while public servants who retired after 35 years of service were owe their gratuity and pensions. Nigerians stand up to demand all these injustices to stop now…
    Thanks

  18. Old.Wicked.greedy.Idealess.Sensless.Recycled old men will continue to Rule nigeria until we have a Bloody or Bloodless Revolution that will produce a young nationalist that will think Nigeria and Nigerians first.

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