Buhari seeks Senate’s approval to pay Kogi state N10.069 billion

Buhari seeks Senate’s approval to pay Kogi state N10.069 billion

President Muhammadu Buhari has requested the Senate's approval to pay N10.069 billion as settlement of promissory note to the Kogi state government.

Legit.ng gathers that Senate president Ahmad Lawan read President Buhari's letter of request on the floor of the Senate.

According to Lawan, Buhari's letter is “requesting for the resolution of the National Assembly on the issuance of N10.069 billion for promissory note programme of Kogi state and a bond issuance to settle inherited debt".

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Senate president, Ahmad Lawan, assured that the National Assembly would not allow ministers or heads of ministries, departments and agencies of government to frustrate it from passing the 2020 budget proposals by December.

Lawan gave the assurance on Friday, October 11, at the unveiling of the Legislative Agenda of the House of Representatives.

The Senate president said that the National Assembly has collectively agreed to pass the budget 2020 before the end of the year.

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According to him, the National Assembly will do the right thing which is to work on the budget and pass it.

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The Senate president said: “We will not allow anyone to frustrate our desire to pass the 2020 Budget before the end of this year. So, it is an opportunity for all those concerned with defending their budgets, to take the advantage.

“Already, the House has suspended plenary; the Senate will do same on Tuesday next week for the consideration of budget defence by ministries, departments and agencies of government."

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