The sum of N3 billion loan request has been approved by Bayelsa House of Assembly for the purchase of cars for members and other political office holders.

Kombowei Benson, the speaker of the Beyelsa House of Assembly confirmed the development to newsmen in Yenegoa, the Bayelsa State capital.

According to the Speaker, Bayelsa House of Assembly took the decision at a closed door session. Benson who defended the decision of the lawmakers noted that the Assembly had nothing to hide but only resolved to consider the loan application “in camera’’.

The Speaker said, “The sitting lasted for less than 30 minutes and we felt there was no need for media coverage for such a brief session. “There is a need for the cars; we have been without cars for about two years after our inauguration. “The same goes for other political appointees who need cars to function effectively and discharge their duties.”

Mr. Benson said the vehicles would also be purchased for the state’s security outfit – Operation Doo Akpo.