President Muhammadu Buhari has turned down the federal government’s offer to procure five new armoured Mercedes Benz S-600 (V222) cars for his use, Punch reports.
The collective cost of the cars is reported to be N400 million.
According to the report:
A Presidency source told journalists on Thursday that Buhari got to know of the plan when the Permanent Secretary, State House, Nebolisa Emodi, was briefing him of his ministry’s activities on Wednesday.Miffed by the revelation, the President was said to have told Emodi that the purchase was unnecessary.
Describing it as a waste of scarce resources, the source said Buhari told the permanent secretary that the cars he inherited from former President Goodluck Jonathan were good enough for him.“I don’t need any new cars. The ones I am using now are just fine,” the source quoted the President as saying.