Breaking News : Buhari writes Reps seeks fresh $5.513bn loan

 President,Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has written to the House of Representatives requesting for the approval of fresh external borrowings totalling $5.513bn.

Punch reported that this was contained in a letter  read by Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, at the plenary on Thursday.

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

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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