Former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Prof Kingsley Moghalu, has expressed his stance on government officials driving imported vehicles. If he were to be the president of Nigeria, Moghalu stated that he would not allow any government official to drive an imported vehicle. Instead, he believes that Nigerian politicians should invest in and support local alternatives.Moghalu’s statement comes after the House of Representatives assured its members that they would soon receive vehicles to facilitate their work. Akin Rotimi, the Chairman of the House Committee of Media and Public Affairs, stated that these vehicles would remain the property of the National Assembly even after the tenure of the 10th Assembly in 2027.
Moghalu emphasized that his stance on government officials driving imported cars is a display of patriotic leadership and a commitment to reducing the cost of governance. He believes that if he were the President of Nigeria or a Governor of a State, no government official would be allowed to use foreign-made vehicles at the expense of the government when there are local alternatives available.
Moghalu was the presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP) in the 2019 general election. He is known for his strong stance on promoting local industries and reducing dependency on imported goods.