Buhari seeks approval of another $5.5bn loan

Thursday, May 28, 2020

/ by Bobby Adams
President Muhammadu Buhari 
President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the House of Representatives to request for the approval of another fresh external loan totalling $5.513bn.

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

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

The National Assembly had recently approved a loan of N 850 bn for the Federal Government, while another of $22.79 bn, which the Senate has already approved, is pending before the House.

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