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Buhari Senate approves President’s request to amend 2016 budget

President Buhari had requested permission from the Senate to re-assign N180.8 billion to critical recurrent and capital items.

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The Senate has approved President Muhammadu Buhari’s request to amend the 2016 budget.

President Buhari had requested permission from the Senate to re-assign N180.8 billion to critical recurrent and capital items.

 

The upper legislative chamber approved the request on Tuesday, November 29, after receiving a report from the Appropriations Committee, which is led by Danjuma Goje.

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Buhari is also seeking senate approval to secure a $30 billion loan facility to fund the budget.

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