• News - North East - Taraba
  • Updated: May 11, 2023

Taraba Governor Approves N2 Billion For Vehicle Purchase

As governments prepare to hand over governance to elected officials in Nigeria, Governor of Taraba State, Darius Ishaku has approved N2 billion for the purchase of luxury vehicles for himself, his deputy and their wives.

A source, who asked not to be named for fear of being victimised, said the approval was made during the last State Executive Council (SEC) meeting chaired by Ishaku.

“Governor Darius Ishaku in our last SEC meeting asked the council to approve a memo he presented for the purchase of vehicles for himself, his deputy and their wives and it was speedily approved without any argument,” the source said.

The source said it was argued at the meeting that since Darius and his deputy assumed office in 2015, they had been using old vehicles inherited from their predecessors and that they therefore deserve new vehicles as they prepare to step down.

Report says going by the memo presented by the governor, Darius and his wife will get over N1.3 billion worth of exotic cars while his deputy and his wife will receive cars worth N750 million.

Premium times reports that the governor will get two Toyota Land Cruiser SUV, two escort Toyota Hilux and a utility vehicle while his wife will get a Land Cruiser SUV and an escort vehicle.

Similarly, the deputy governor, Haruna Manu, will receive two lower versions of Land Cruiser SUV and one escort vehicle while his wife will get one SUV and a utility car.

When contacted, the state’s Commissioner for Information, Lois Emmanuel, did not deny or confirm the approval.

“I am not in the state. I travelled out. I am not aware, I will confirm,” she said, while terminating the call abruptly.

However, she was seen a few hours later at the commissioning of a housing project by the governor in Jalingo, the state capital.

Ishaku contested the last senatorial election to represent Taraba south but was defeated by the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, David Jim-Kuta.

His deputy, on the other hand, contested and won the Taraba Central Senatorial seat.

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A'isha Ahmad
A'isha Ahmad

Kano based Nigerian  Broadcast journalist, writer, reseacher.

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