Dino Melaye, a Nigerian Senator, has just shown that the largely publicized Nigerian recession is not for every Nigerian.
While the masses are bearing the brunt of the poor judgement of a few, some government officials are making a ridicule of the current economic state.
How is it possible that at a time as this, a Nigerian Senator and leader can conveniently cough out the sum of N180 Million to acquire a piece of automobile?
Senator Dino Melaye is a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, and chairman of the Senate Committee on the Federal Capital Territory.
Recent report says that the Kogi State representative newly acquired a Rolls Royce.
Once again references will be made to Peter Obi’s independence speech. Nigerian leaders and their lavish lifestyles is one of the major reasons why the nation is pathetically broke.
A similar incident happened during the Sallah celebration.
The Emir of Kano and former CBN Governor, Mallam Muhammad Sanusi II, while urging the government to employ the services of economic experts to help the economy, was glad to flaunt his newly purchased 2016 Rolls-Royce Phantom which cost a whooping N132 million.
Sanusi had bought the exotic ride for the Sallah celebration and felt no restriction whatsoever to put the pictures on the internet.
Guess it is the Rolls-Royce era for Nigerian politicians even in the midst of the economic breakdown.
It is interesting to know that as a first-time senator representing Kogi Central, the aforementioned Senator, Dino Melaye is now a proud owner of a fleet of luxury and antiquated cars worth billions of Naira.
It is believed that he has not less than 28 luxury cars all parked in his expensive residence in Maitama, Abuja.
Among his car collections include, a 2015 Slingshot estimated to cost about N4.78 Million; and Mercedes Benz 190 (1958 Model) with a customized number plate “KOGI DINO 10”.