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BREAKING: Senate Approves Buhari ₦850bn Loan Request To Fund 2020 Budget


BREAKING: Senate Approves Buhari ₦850bn Loan Request To Fund 2020 Budget

The Senate on Tuesday  approved the N850billion loan request of  President Muhammadu Buhari.


The approval follows the reading of the loan request letter by the senate president, Ahmad Lawan,  after a closed session with members when the red chamber resumes plenary on Tuesday.





According to the letter, the loan request is to enable the federal government to finance projects in the 2020 budget.





The President had approached the Senate for the approval of  N850 billion loan for the Federal Government to enable his administration to fund the 2020 budget.


Buhari, according to the official communication, is seeking the approval of the senate to raise a fresh loan of N850bn from the domestic capital market.





The President said the loan would enable his government to adequately finance projects in the 2020 budget.





The Senators wore face masks in the chamber and they also maintained social distancing by keeping two seats between one another.





The President, in the letter, explained that the external borrowing would be made from the domestic capital market instead of the capital international market.





He added that the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, has been directed to provide further information that may be requested by the upper legislative chamber over the new external borrowing plan.


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