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Buhari seeks Senate approval of N10 billion for Kogi

The Senate President of Nigeria, Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, announced on Tuesday the request of President Muhammadu Buhari to approve N10billion for Kogi state.

In the letter, Buhari said, the amount was spent on projects on behalf of the federal government that sought reimbursement through bills and bonds.

The letter also explained that 23 other states with expenditures authorized on behalf of the federal government had previously been reimbursed, noting that the State of Kogi would be repaid with the rapid approval of Parliament.

“I am seeking approval of the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria for N10 billion being expenditures on projects executed in Kogi State on behalf of the Federal government. ”

“Take note also that the said expenditure was authorised by the Federal Government which other 23 States of the Federation have also been refunded.”

Senate President, Dr Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan referred the letter to Senate Committee on Foreign loans and debts to turn in report in two weeks.