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Amidst Covid-19, House of Reps members take delivery of 400 exotic cars, begin distribution

The Nigerian House of Representative has started taking delivery of the Toyota Camry 2020 model cars acquired for members as official cars, otherwise called utility vehicles.


According to PUNCH, some of the cars were sighted at different parking lots within the National Assembly Complex, on Thursday.
The legislators had at an executive (closed-door) session on February 5, 2020, resolved to purchase 400 units of the exotic car.


The House has, however, kept sealed lips on the cost of each unit as the contract for the supply it was learnt was not awarded to accredited Toyota dealers.


The Punch correspondent observed that the House procured the V6 Limited Edition variant of the car.


Chairman of the Committee on House Services, Mr. Wale Raji, who confirmed delivery of the cars declined to respond to further enquiries.


A check on the website of Toyota revealed that each of the vehicles – depending on the variant, has a price tag of between US$25,000 to US $35,000, excluding the cost of shipping and custom duties, which is about 100 per cent of the actual cost of each unit.


Already, about 14 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado sports utility vehicles have already been handed out to presiding as well as other principal officers and chairmen of select House committees. 

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