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In Abuja Reps angry over late delivery of equipment, cars worth over N3b

This is despite Speaker Dogara's reported approval for the purchase of the supplies for the House members.

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House of Representatives Speaker,Yakubu Dogara

(Thisday)

Members of the House of Representatives, especially the newly elected ones, are feeling the effect of the recession, reports say.

According to Punch, lawmakers have not received delivery of their office equipment due to the economic challenges.

Reports say despite the fact that the Speaker, Yakubu Dogara has given the go-ahead for the equipment to be supplied, the funds have not been released.

The Ministry of finance is yet to release funds for equipment worth about N350m and luxury cars that will cost N3.6b.

The delay in the disbursement of the funds has been attributed to the drop in the Federal Government’s revenue, reports say.

One lawmaker who spoke on the issue said “As we speak, not a single office pin has been supplied to us since June 2016. I don’t have a television in my office, no stationery and computers. That is the condition we are expected to works.”

Speaking on the late delivery of the cars, another legislator added that “We don’t have operational vehicles. It is over one year that the 8th Assembly was inaugurated.

“Those who have personal cars bring them to work, but the operational vehicles have become a mirage. We are expected to depend on the same agencies we supervise to provide vehicles for oversight visits.”

Speaker of House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has also called for the adoption of emergency measures to pull the country out of current economic recession.

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