JUST IN: Senate Approves Buhari’s N213bn Request

National Assembly on Tuesday approved  the N213bn billion virement request by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Recall that the House of Representatives increased the N180 billion virement sought for Buhari to fund critical recurrent and capital items by N28 billion, taking it to N208.821billion.

The president had written the National Assembly on Oct. 26, seeking for the approval of the legislature to vire N180.8 billion from the funds appropriated for special intervention in the 2019 budget.

Senate approves the virement of funds for Special Intervention (Recurrent & Capital) for funding of Critical Recurrent & Capital Items.

— Nigerian Senate (@NGRSenate) November 29, 2016

The intervention is to fund critical recurrent and capital items.
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