This is comes to about N70million per ambulance (about $480,000 USD). This is an outrageously inflated price!
The most advanced ambulance (Advanced Life Support) system, equipped with transport monitor, ventilator, defibrillator and other life-saving gadgets, plus oxygen (a standard feature on any ambulance) goes for about N22million ($150,000 USD) maximum. And this includes shipping/freight and custom charges.
Must people be robbed in order to save their lives?
If N3.5 billion is spent on procuring ambulances, how much will be spent on the hospitals that receive and treat the accident victims? Or managing the ambulances? Or rescuing the victims from the accident wrecks?
This is not how to save lives, sir!