Despite owing retired civil servants pensions and gratuities for several years, the Osun State Government has bought new Toyota Camry XLE 2019 cars for the 26 members of the state House of Assembly.
The expenditure is at least N266 million, going by the unit price of $29,175 for each in the U.S.
Considering the cost of importation, the expected profit by the supplier, and inflated prices associated with government expenditure in Nigeria, the state government is expected to have paid much more for the cars.
A spokesperson to the Osun State governor refused to disclose the exact amount paid for the vehicles and the company that supplied them.
Critics described the government’s action as a “misplacement of priority” for a state said to be cash strapped, but Governor Gboyega…