The Presidency, Wednesday, refuted report that the Federal Government
has purchased 200 new “exotic” cars for the African First Ladies Summit.
A statement by Dr Reuben Abati, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity said the African First Ladies Peace Mission, AFLPM, which is holding its summit in Abuja is a Non-Governmental Organisation and its activities are funded by stakeholders and members of the private sector who support and identify with its objectives
According to the statement, “in accordance with its modus operandi, the AFLPM set up several committees, including a finance committee to raise funds and sponsorship for the organisation of its Abuja summit.
“As part of its own contributions to the successful hosting of the summit by the First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, Coscharis Motors Ltd offered to provide some cars for the event at no cost to the organisers or the Federal Government of Nigeria.
Under an agreement signed by the committee and Coscharis Motors, all the cars will be returned to the company after the summit.