The Jigawa State Government on Tuesday said it spent N371 million to purchase vehicles for the 25 council chairmen in the state.
The state Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Alhaji Salisu Ndarawa, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Dutse.
Ndarawa said 25 Toyota Prado Jeeps were purchased for the chairmen, adding that nine of the vehicles had been delivered to some of them.
The commissioner said the remaining 18 would be delivered soon.
He said each was purchased at N14.8 million, adding that the money was derived from the Local Government Councils’ treasury.
The commissioner said the vehicles would enhance movement of the chairmen, especially those located in difficult terrain.
“We only receive directive to purchase vehicles for the council chairmen, and vice chairmen will get theirs whenever we are directed to do so,” he said.