ABUJA — President Muhammadu Buhari is seeking for the approval of the National Assembly to borrow fresh sums of $4,054,476,863 and €710 million in an addendum to the 2018-2020 borrowing plan.
The president is also seeking the national assembly’s approval for a grant component of $125 million.
The request was in a letter read by Senate President Ahmad Lawan on the floor of the upper legislative chamber on Tuesday.
“I write on the above subject and submit the attached addendum to the proposed 2018-2020 external rolling borrowing plan for the consideration and concurrent approval of the senate for the same to be effective.
“The distinguished senate president may recall that u submitted a request on 2018-2020 borrowing plan for the approval of the senate in May 2021.
“However, in view of other emerging needs and to ensure that all critical projects approved by FEC as of June 2021 are incorporated, I hereby forward an addendum to the proposed borrowing plan.
“The projects listed in the external borrowing plan are to be financed through sovereign loans from the World Bank, French Development Agency, EXIM Bank, and IFAD in the total sum of $4,054,476,863 and €710 million and grant components of $125 million,” he said.
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