Following reports that the leadership of the House of Representatives has begun taking delivery of at least 360 508 luxury Peugeot cars for lawmakers, the suspended former chairman of the House Appropriation Committee, Abdulmumin Jibrin has criticised the House leadership, describing the purchase as a “wasteful venture”.

Jibrin gave the condemnation via a statement he released over the weekend wherein he vowed to reject any of such vehicle purchased in his name, revealing that the pretext about using the cars for oversight was a hoax as Ministerie, Departments and Agencies always provide logistics for lawmakers on oversight.

He said: “It is an outright lie that the cars are needed for oversight as over 80% of oversight activities of the House of Representatives are carried out in Abuja and in almost all instances, it is the MDA’s that arrange buses to convey members from the premises of the House to the respective MDAs”.

Details later.