Christian Lawyers Fellowship of Nigeria, CLASFON, has criticised plans to spend N1.8 billion for the purchase of new cars for senators, saying that it was unacceptable given the current hardship Nigerians were facing following the removal of subsidy on petroleum products.

The lawyers also lashed out at the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Governor, Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, over his recent donation of N100 million to victims of the recent bomb blasts in Kano, as according to them, his action was discriminatory and offensive to both the spirit of the 1999 Constitution and the sanctity of the CBN which he represents.

In a statement at the end of its President-in –Council meeting in Onitsha, Anambra State, CLASFON said it was unfortunate, that while the Nigerian masses were groaning under very difficult economic hardship, government was planning to spend such a huge amount on just 109 people.

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