Nigeria's President, Muhammadu Buhari has cut down the number of vehicles in the presidential motorcade. According to sources, the development is part of measures to cut cost of governance. While former President Goodluck Jonathan moved about in not less that 23 cars in his motorcade, while at the helm of affairs, President Buhari moves in a motorcade of about 12 vehicles.
As observed at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja on December 7 shortly after the president arrived from a function, Buhari's convoy included eight Mercedes cars, two BMW cars, one black Range Rover Sports Utility Vehicle, and one pick-up vehicle of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC). Not long after he took office President Buhari turned down a request by senior government officials to buy new cars worth N400 million. He said at the time that the ones he inherited from former President Goodluck Jonathan were good enough for him to use.