The news that members of the lower chambers of the federal legislature in Nigeria, House of Representatives have taken delivery of brand new Toyota Camry 2020 cars has sparked reactions from Nigerians.
Naija News understands the first batch of the exotic cars have arrived and are parked at different parking lots within the National Assembly Complex.
It will be recalled that the lawmakers had at an executive (closed-door) session on February 5, 2020, approved the purchase of 400 units of the luxury car which is set to be distributed among the legislators.
A source within the National Assembly confirmed the arrival of the vehicles, noting that; “I was told 100 have already arrived and they are sharing them to new members who are not chairmen and deputy chairmen (of committees). The next batch will be for returning (ranking) members who are neither chairmen nor deputy chairmen. The last batch will go to ranking member with appointments.”
Some people who spoke to Naija News on the development described the action by the lawmakers as insensitive, particularly as it comes at a time Nigeria as a country is battling to contain the coronavirus disease.
This action has however not gone down well with many Nigerians who have taken to social media to express their views. See some reactions:
In a sane society,
Even if you are still going to take delivery of the Toyota Camry 2020,
That should be after the CoronaVirus pandemic,
But our Reps members don’t know how to read situation and manage situations.
— Barca Principal (@TheGeniusJaj) March 27, 2020
How can you sleep at night knowing that you’re driving the money’s worth of medical equipments that could save your people lives at this time? Are you driving this Toyota Camry 2020 to heaven ? Is there a different road you’re driving to that your current car can’t drive ?
— ebele. (@ebelee_) March 27, 2020
At a time like this when the world is battling with #COVID -19. U.S. Senate has approved $2 Trillion for stimulus package. Ours imported 400 Toyota Camry 2020 even as the Country is living off loan. Is this the ‘Change’ you promised? Nigeria is a failed State take it or take it!
— Volqx Assistant • (@volqx__) March 27, 2020
And we say we have leaders. Just look at the shameless and despicable things they are doing, no money for ventilators but there’s money for Toyota Camry 2020. Father lord where have we go wrong
— Manuel_Ageh (@manuel_ageh) March 27, 2020
My heart bleed for my country, amid this turmoil that keeps developed countries under pressure, what this bloodsucking vamps are talking about is “Toyota Camry 2020”, when other countries is talking about how to foot the bill of poor masses through this lockdown… Shame on them pic.twitter.com/vYZkUP9Cs2
— obaimanpee (@obaimanpee1) March 27, 2020
Container don land!
Our ogas at the top don reason am well say for this time o wey everybody dey fight Coro, say how dem fit beta lives of area pipo. Dem don buy 400 latest chacha tear rubber Toyota Camry 2020 Limited edition for densef.
Yarn dey… Area 🙌 pic.twitter.com/avGJumNm6c
— Olóyè (@OluniyiGates) March 27, 2020