President Buhari on Wednesday, turned down the proposal to purchase five customised armored Mercedes Benz S-600 (V222) cars meant for him at the cost of about N400 million. He said he will stick to the old ones the former President used.
The proposal was rejected when he received briefings from the Permanent Secretary (State House) Mr. Nebolisa Emodi.
Former President Goodluck Jonathan had advised the plan be left for Buhari because the cars might not be delivered before he will leave the office. Buhari directed that the proposal be dropped.
Muhammadu Buhari told Permanent Secretary that the cars left behind by the former President were good enough for him. Although, the President approved the plan of the Permanent Secretary to reduce the operating cost of the State House and strengthen its Finance and Accounts Internal Control Mechanisms. He also gave the directive that all State House expenses be within the approved budget to avoid the frequent recourse to ''Presidential Intervention Funds'' as was rampant during the last administration.