Again Buhari, seeks Reps. approval of new $5.513bn loan

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Nigeria President, Muhammadu Buhar, has written to the House of Representatives to request for the approval of fresh external borrowings totaling $5.513bn.

Buhari, in the letter read by Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, at the plenary on Thursday, said the funds were for 2020 budget deficit, financing of critical projects, and some states of the federation.

Also Read: Senate plans public hearing on Buhari’s $29bn loan request

The President also presented a revised 2020 Appropriation Bill and 2020-2022 Medium Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper.

Recall that the National Assembly had recently approved a loan of N850bn for the Federal Government, while another of $22.79bn, which the Senate has already approved.

$5.513bn is presently pending before the House of Assembly.

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