Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project has asked the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to ban the purchase of new cars for politicians, including ministers until the end of his regime.
This was contained in an open letter to Buhari urging him to use his “leadership position to follow the ‘Namibia example’ by urgently issuing an executive order to ban the purchase of new cars by the presidency, and all ministers for the remainder of the tenure of your administration, that is, until May 2023.”
The money saved from this, the group said, would help to reduce the impact of COVID-19 and the lockdown on Nigerians.
SERAP also urged the president to “encourage the National Assembly and governors to ban the purchase of new cars and to use the savings to pay workers’ salaries and pensioners’ entitlements”.