Nasarawa state governor, Abdullahi Sule, has purchased 24 Toyota Hilux vehicles for State lawmakers. These cars will serve as their official vehicles. The estimated cost of one of the Toyota Hilux is N21m. This keeps the combined estimated cost at nearly N504 million.
According to Daily Trust, Nasarawa state is among states without a ventilator to help in the fight against coronavirus pandemic. The report also says that some Medical and Health Workers in the state on Thursday protested non-payment of their March salary by Doma local government. They made a threat to embark on industrial action from Friday if they don’t get their payments.

Nasarawa Lawmaker Vehicles.
Nasarawa Lawmaker Vehicles.

However, an activist, Omar Nurudeen, said the presentation of new Toyota Hilux cars to the 24 lawmakers was unnecessary. He lamented that the cars were presented at a time most states have cut down their spending to meet the economic challenges brought on in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.
Omar noted that each car which allegedly cost N21m could pay for at least three ventilators, which would have improved the health system of the state.

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