Oby Ezekwesili Slams Senators for inflating cost of Purchasing SUVs

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Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, the former Education Minister has on Monday reacted to the NLC’s claim that the Nigerian Senate inflated the cost of purchasing Toyota Land Cruiser Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) for its members.

Reacting through a series of tweets on her social media page, Twitter, via her handle @obyezeks, the former Education Minister said the act of inflating figures was a wicked one. She further demanded that the National Assembly be occupied to protest such injustice and corruption.

She said: “Governance has a Supply and a Demand side. For 50+years in Nigeria, only the Supply Side was active and so learned the bad ways of Monopolists.

“Monopolists have no incentive to be efficient with product/price since there is no consequence. Sole Supply Side, Governance acts same.”

Oby went further to challenge the masses to activate the demand side of governance, encouraging the citizens to pressure the supply side to be accountable and held accountable for a good and effective governance.

“The Senate needs to hear from as many of us – Citizens – as possible that we stopped laughing at their expensive jokes a long time ago,” she added.

Her tweets read below:

The @NGRSenate needs to hear from as many of us- Citizens- as possible that “WE stopped laughing at their expensive jokes a long.time ago” — Oby Ezekwesili (@obyezeks) April 18, 2016

The series of grating actions of @NGRSenate is not helped by the fact that it almost now seems like a Retirement Home of Ex-Governors. #SAD — Oby Ezekwesili (@obyezeks) April 18, 2016

I join the NLC in DEMANDING! Senators of the @NGRSenate that got the jeeps of inflated price must RETURN them NOW. https://
t.co/956WI2Wuwb — Oby Ezekwesili (@obyezeks) April 18, 2016

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