The House of Representatives, on Wednesday 5 February, exhibited its disdain for made-in Nigeria products as it refused to patronise locally made vehicles for members’ oversight.
Recall that year in – year out, the lawmakers meet behind closed doors, tagged executive sessions to discuss their welfare benefits, among which are allowances and type of utility vehicles for their oversight functions among other issues.
However, at Wednesday’s plenary, where it had an executive session as the only business of the day, it was reliably gathered that the lawmakers declined a suggestion from a House member to purchase SUVs for members from Innoson Motors based in Nnewi, Anambra State.
Sources said that the lawmaker who made the Innoson SUVs suggestion was shouted down.
Accordingly, it was further learnt that the lawmakers insisted on brand new imported SUVs against the locally assembled and Made-in–Nigeria brands.