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President Muhammadu Buhari has requested for the approval of N10 billion for Kogi State from the national assembly.
In the letter, which was read by the Senate President, Dr Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan on Tuesday, Buhari said, the amount was expended on projects on behalf of the Federal government which he was seeking the refund through promissory notes and bonds.
The letter also explained that 23 other states with authorised expenditures on behalf of the Federal government have been previously refunded, noting that Kogi State would be refunded on prompt approval of the 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.