A plan by the bureaucrats of the State House to buy five new armoured Mercedes Benz S-600 (V222) cars for President Muhammadu Buhari’s use has been rejected by Buhari himself.
The cars which total cost is put at about N400m were planned to be purchased by the State House, according to a report by Punch online.
Buhari got to know of the plan when the Permanent Secretary, State House, Mr. Nebolisa Emodi, briefed him of his ministry’s activities on Wednesday.
The President was said to have told Emodi that the purchase was unnecessary, as it amounted to a waste of scarce resources,
According to the Punch, Buhari told the permanent secretary that the cars he inherited from former President Goodluck Jonathan were good enough for him.
“I don’t need any new cars. The ones I am using now are just fine,” the source quoted the President as saying.