Nigerian president,Muhammadu Buhari rejected an offer by the Federal Government to procure 5 new armoured Mercedes Benz S-600 (V222) cars for his use. The State House planned to purchase the cars valued at about N400m .
A presidency source told journalists on Thursday that the found out about the plan during a briefing by Permanent Secretary, State House, Mr. Nebolisa Emodi, of the ministry’s activities on Wednesday.
An angry Buhari was said to have told Emodi that the purchase was unnecessary. Describing it as a waste of scarce resources, the source said 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,”He said
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, also confirmed that Buhari had withheld approval for the purchase of the new cars.