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Ortom Allegedly Buys N558m Luxury Vehicle for Aides

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has allegedly
acquired luxury vehicles worth N558.7 million for
his aides and local government chairmen in the

According to sources, Ortom got 13 new Toyota
Land Cruiser Prado SUVs for commissioners in the
state. The Prado SUVs cost N18.5million each. He
also bought 43 new Toyota Corolla cars at the cost of
N318.2 million, with each delivered at the cost of
N7.4 million. According to the provisions of the
Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal
Commission Act, a state commissioner with an
annual basic salary of N1.3 million is entitled to a
vehicle loan of N5.3 million, representing 400 per
cent of the basic income, repayable before the
expiration of his or her tenure. The act is the guide
that stipulates the remuneration and other bonuses
payable to public officials in Nigeria. With the
purchase of these vehicles, Ortom apparently
violated the provisions of the act. Ever since his
inauguration, Ortom has repeatedly accused former
Governor, Gabriel Suswan of corruption. Suswan
was recently arraigned at the Federal High Court on
charges of corruption and bribery.

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