TUC Slams NASS Over Planned Purchase Of 469 Vehicles


The Trade Union Con
gress of Nigeria (TUC) has kicked against the proposed purchase of 469 vehicles by the leadership of the National Assembly.
A statement issued in Abuja by the union’s national president, Comrade Bobboi Kaigama, on Tuesday said the Central Labour Centre is pained that it appears members of the National Assembly do not really know the challenges faced by Nigerians presently.
Kaigama said the purchase of new vehicles for the National Assembly members now in the face of excruciating economic hardship by Nigerians is completely a mispalcement of priorities by the National Assembly leadership.
The TUC boss stated that for over two months running the country has been experiencing chronic fuel scarcity, the scale of which had never been experienced before, free-fall of the naira, poor health facilities, glorified primary schools as universities, closure of manufacturing companies, insecurity of lives and properties essentially caused by unemployment, yet the National Assembly leadership wants to buy 469 vehicles which cost runs with billion of naira without considering giving the challenges faced by Nigerians and the economy priority attention.
He said the problem of the country has become so deplorable that the country and its citizens have now become a laughing stock among citizens of other nations.
Kaigama urged members of the National Assembly to learn from other rich nations where lawmakers ride in public transportation to attend to state matters.
He called for change of attitude by Nigerians for the country to develop among nations.