The House of Representatives is spending N6.1 billion on procurement of 360 Peugeot 508 for its members, it was learnt at the weekend.
At a unit price of about N17 million, the leadership of the House said no members would get more than a car, including the principal officers.
It debunked allegation of favoritism in the distribution of about 200 units that were supplied so far, saying members would take possession of their vehicles by the end of the year.
Another batch of supply is expected this week.
According to its leadership, favoritism was not employed in the distribution of the already procured vehicles.
Speaking with reporters at the weekend, House spokesman Abdulrazaq Namdas explained that installment supply of the vehicles was due to the financial challenges facing the House leadership.
“About 200 vehicles have been supplied so far and members would take possession of theirs by the end of the year.
“We never promised to supply the 360 vehicles at once because of the financial constraints.
“The budget implementation hasn’t commenced and that is the reason for the installment supply of the vehicles. But, since it was provided for in the budget, every member will get theirs before the year runs out.
“Complaints by some members is normal because the House is huge and it is normal for some to complain. But, since we are getting the cars in batches, it will be impossible for everyone to get at once.