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Lockdown: Despite Nigeria Battling With Coronavirus Pandemic, Governor Buys N504m Cars for Lawmakers

Following the Federal and some states government fighting against Covid-19, otherwise known as Coronavirus pandemic in the country, the Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has reportedly bought 24 Toyota Hilux vehicles for state House of Assembly members, estimated at nearly N500 million.  

Recall that Nasarawa is among states without a ventilator to help in the fight against coronavirus pandemic.

There are 169 ventilators nationwide spread across only 16 states.

On Thursday night, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases rose to 442, with 152 patients discharged after treatment and 13 deaths reported.

Speaker of Nasarawa House of Assembly, Ibrahim Abdullahi, on Monday stated that Abdullahi gave the 24 Toyota Hilux to the lawmakers as official vehicles.

At an average cost of N21m per car, they are worth a combined total of N504m.

Some Medical and Health Workers in the state on Thursday protested non-payment of their March salary by Doma local government.

They threatened to embark on industrial action from Friday, if they are not paid.

Cost of ventilator Findings reveal that a hospital-grade ventilator cost between $25,000 (N9.175m) and $50,000 (N18.350 m), using the Central Bank’s official exchange rate of N367 for a dollar.

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