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Senate summons power, petroleum ministers, others over FG’s borrowing plan

Senate President Ahmad Lawan

Senate President Ahmad Lawan on Wednesday decried the refusal by ministries, departments and agencies to justify projects listed to be funded by loan requests sought by the Federal Government. 

He described this as an act of sabotage. 

He listed the erring MDAs as the Ministries of Power, Heath, Women Affairs, Petroleum Resources, Environment and Water Resources as well as the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure.

He gave the MDAs a one-week deadline to appear before the Local and Foreign Debt Committee or face appropriate action.   

“The Senate considers this attitude as a sabotage to the effort of the federal government to secure the loans and fund the infrastructural development that this country desperately needs. 

“Already, the National Assembly has approved the loan request, but there is need for justification.”