A Presidency source has informed that President Muhammadu Buhari turned down a Federal Government proposition to procure five new armoured Mercedes Benz S-600 (V222) cars for his use.
The source told journalists in Abuja on Thursday, July 9, that Buhari learnt about the procurement plan when the Permanent Secretary, State House, Nebolisa Emodi, was briefed him of his ministry’s activities on Wednesday.
The President was said to have described the procurement as unnecessary and a waste of scarce resources.
According to the Villa source, Buhari said that the cars he inherited from former President Goodluck Jonathan are good enough for him.
“I don’t need any new cars. The ones I am using now are just fine,” the source quoted the President as saying.
It was gathered that the proposal to procure the new cars was first made to Jonathan before he left office.