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Thursday, 28 May 2020

Buhari Seeks Fresh $5.513bn Loan

President Muhammadu Buhari, has written to the House of Representatives to request for the approval of fresh external borrowings totalling $5.513 bn.
Buhari, in the letter read by Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, at plenary on Thursday, 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 N850 bn for the Federal Government, while another of $22.79 bn, which the Senate has already approved, is pending before the House.

Punch

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