Barely two weeks before handing over power to governor-elect, Taraba State governor, Darius Dickson Ishaku, has approved N2 billion to purchase luxury vehicles for himself, his deputy, and their wives, POLITICS NIGERIA reports.
The approval was made during the State Executive Council (SEC) and the memo for the purchase was presented and was speedily approved without any argument, a source revealed.
“Governor Darius Ishaku in our last SEC meeting asked the council to approve a memo he presented for the purchase of vehicles for himself, his deputy and their wives and it was speedily approved without any argument,” he said.
The council reportedly argued that the governor and his deputy who assumed office in 2019, have been using old vehicles inherited from their predecessors and therefore deserve new vehicles from the state.
The governor and his wife will receive over N1.3 billion for the purchase of two Toyota Land Cruiser SUVs, two escort Toyota Hilux vehicles, and a utility vehicle. The deputy governor and his wife, on the other hand, were given over N750 million for the purchase of two lower versions of Land Cruiser SUVs, one escort vehicle, one SUV, and a utility car.