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- Published on Friday, 03 June 2011 10:11
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OUTGOING members of the Nigerian House of Representatives are to go each with the Peugeot 407 cars earlier bought by the House leadership at N2.3 billion.
Interested lawmakers are expected to pay between N800,000 and N850,000 for each of the cars, which were bought brand new.
It will be recalled that the purchase of the vehicles generated furore between the House leadership and the members who threatened to impeach the speaker on allegation of underhand dealing in the transaction.
Anti-corruption bodies were also drafted to investigate the alleged fraud in the purchase of the automobiles and office equipment for the representatives.
However, the House will today hold a valedictory session, which was earlier slated for Wednesday. The House will officially close for its sixth session on Saturday.
The speaker, who announced the outcome of a closed-door meeting earlier, said members at the executive session deliberated on the audit of the House official vehicles and office equipment and that the deliberation was satisfactory. At a plenary session on Wednesday, the House passed the anti-terrorism bill, after adopting the harmonised version of the bill which deals with offences relating to conduct carried out or purposes connected with terrorism.