Muhammadu Buhari

24.05.2023 news Buhari Asks Senate for $556m, £98m, ₦226bn to Pay Judgement Debts

Published 24th May, 2023

By Daniel Ojukwu

Five days to the expiration of his tenure as president, Muhammadu Buhari has made monetary demands to pay judgement debts.

During Wednesday’s plenary, Ahmed Lawan, Senate President, disclosed the president’s intentions as contained in a letter addressed to the Senate.

Buhari wrote to the Senate seeking approval for the sums owed by the government.

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He is seeking $566,754,584, £98,526,012, and ₦226 billion.

Lawan did not tell colleagues the time the federal government incurred the debts, and FIJ had not obtained more information as of press time.

Earlier in May, Buhari also asked the Senate to approve an $800 million loan to finance the National Social Safety Network Programme, NSSP.

He wrote saying the FG would send the money to 10.2 million poor and low-income households for a period of six months

Published 24th May, 2023

By Daniel Ojukwu


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