President Buhari seeks to borrow more money as Nigeria struggles with its finances


Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari has formally written to the National Assembly to approve a loan request of $6.5 billion.

The president made the request known via a letter addressed to Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Speaker, House of Representatives, Honourable Yakubu Dogara.

According to the letter, the loans will be sourced through issuance of Euro and Diaspora bonds.

President Buhari stated that the borrowings will be used to fund capital projects, one of which are the construction of Mambila power project in Taraba state, construction of second runway for the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja and other major projects across the country.

Part of the loans will also be used to refinance local debts. The letter immediately drew the attention of the Senator Phillip Aduda (PDP) representing the Federal Capital Territory.

The senator who raised a point of order, suggested to his colleagues that the ministers of finance and and budget and planning be invited to clear the air on the presidency's plan.

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