Gov Bello Lavishes Over N1bn On Luxury Cars, Faleke Group Alleges
The Audu/Faleke Political Organisation has slammed the Yahaya Bello led government of KOGI State over the mind boggling vehicle purchase bazaar involving the administration.
“We find it hard to believe that despite repeated admonitions by well-meaning groups and individuals, the Yahaya Bello administration still went ahead on an unimaginable flight of fancy by purchasing expensive vehicles for use by some aides of the governor and the governor himself.
Credible information reaching us indicate that Ford SUVs (jeeps) worth N18 Million per one and Ford Ranger Truck (pickup van) worth N6 Million per one were purchased for the 21 Local Government Caretaker Chairmen in the State totalling N504 million. This is aside the 70 Ford Ranger Trucks purportedly purchased for the Police totalling N420 million. And of course different from the N135 million Bullet proof Range Rover ordered for the governor and being shipped home presently. We also have on good authority the official BMW already purchased for the office of the Chief of Staff to the governor as well as a G-Wagon Mercedes Benz! The repairs and maintenance of the Chief of Staff’s fleet are currently done at Coscharis motors, Abuja”.
“As we speak, the socio-economic plight of Kogi people is frightening, with unpaid salaries up to the roof while basic amenities have become a mirage. Should the government not have been more prudent in the allocation of the state,s scarce resources instead of recklessly wasting it? The time has come for all men of conscience and goodwill to call Alhaji Yahaya Bello to order. Need we remind him that Kogi State is bleeding and chocking right now? We certainly cannot go on like this!”, the statement declared.