BREAKING: President Buhari Writes Reps, Seeks Fresh $5.513bn Foreign Loan For COVID-19, Other Projects

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Buhari said the funds were for 2020 budget deficit, financing of critical projects, and some states of the federation.

The House of Representatives has received another letter from President Muhammadu Buhari seeking approval of his decision to borrow another $5.513bn.

The letter was read on the floor of the House by the Speaker, 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 N850bn for the Federal Government, while another of $22.79bn, which the Senate has already approved, is pending before the House.

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