Reps Debunk Media Report of Members Sharing Cars

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By Chibuike Nwabuko

Abuja (Sundiata Post) – House of Representative on Friday debunked the insinuation that it is sharing cars, describing such media Report as unfortunate.

The spokesman for the House of , Rep. Benjamin Kalu who reacted to the rumour in a said members of the house are yet to get their official vehicles.

He said that not only had the Assembly been closed since Tuesday, March 24, 2020 in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, but that most are in their constituencies.

The reads in part:

“It has come to the attention of the House of that a newspaper report on Friday, March 27, 2020, had insinuated that the Green Chamber is distributing official vehicles for the 360 members of the House at this critical moment that the country is battling to contain the Covid-19 pandemic.

“This story is rather unfortunate at this time that Nigeria and Nigerians are striving hard to address the pandemic that has forced the Federal , and even the various state governments to take drastic .

“As a House, we are not unmindful of the mood of the nation at this critical time and are committed to ensuring the country stands united in this trying times,” he said.

According to him, it is out of that commitment that the House on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, introduced and passed the Emergency Economic Stimulus Bill, 2020.

Kalu said that it was on record that the leadership of the Assembly on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, about 24 hours after adjournment, engaged some top in the arm.

He explained that the meeting led to the approval and release of N6.5 for the Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), N10 for , as part of efforts to address the pandemic.

The Rep said that the House had expressed readiness to reconvene at any time to consider aimed at addressing the situation, including a possible review of the 2020 Appropriation Act.

“We are committed, as , to join hands the arm to take aimed at containing the pandemic and providing succour to Nigerians as a result of the economic shock necessitated by Covid-19 all the world.

“We, therefore, urge Nigerians to disregard the newspaper report on the vehicle distribution as it is mischief taken too far.

“We also call on Nigerians to join hands governments at all levels in addressing the pandemic,” he said.

The lawmaker all Nigerians to adhere strictly to the preventive measures taken by the to address the virus.