Former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Prof. Kingsley Moghalu, expressed his determination not to permit any government official to use an imported vehicle if he were to be the president of Nigeria.
Moghalu said that Nigerian politicians should invest in and support domestic alternatives rather than relying on foreign-made vehicles. He made this statement in a post he shared on Monday, responding to the House of Representatives’ promise to provide vehicles to its members of the 10th National Assembly to facilitate their work.
This assurance was conveyed by Akin Rotimi, the Chairman of the House Committee of Media and Public Affairs, in a statement. Rotimi clarified that during the 10th Assembly’s tenure, the vehicles would remain the property of the National Assembly, subject to government’s existing asset deboarding policy if it remains in place until the end of the 10th Assembly’s tenure in 2027.
In his post, Moghalu reiterated his stance, stating that it reflects a demonstration of patriotic leadership and a commitment to reducing the expenses associated with governance. He added that, if he were the President of Nigeria or a State Governor, government officials would not be allowed to use foreign-made vehicles at government expense for procurement, as local alternatives are available. Moghalu, the 2019 presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP), underlined his position on this matter.
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