President Muhammadu Buhari in separate letters of requests, sought approval of the Senate Tuesday for issuance of promissory notes totalling over N402 Billion.
The first of such requests read in plenary by the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, was N375billion meant for settling outstanding claims owed to various exporters.
Other similar debt payment requests to be routed through the Debt Management Office (DMO) are N6.706billion for Kebbi State Government on the construction of federal roads in the State and N2.706billion for Taraba State Government for constructing federal roads as well.
President Buhari, in another request read in plenary by the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, also sought the approval of the Senate on the issuance of N18.623billion for Kebbi State Government.
The President, in the letter, said payment of N18.623billion to Yobe State Government through the Debt Management Office, will help the state to offset all the money expended on the execution of five different federal road projects in the state.
The President, in the separate letters, sought for expeditious consideration of the requests.
In another letter of request, President Buhari sought for confirmation of appointment of Mohamed Sabo Lamido as Executive Commissioner, Finance and Accounts of the Board of Upstream Regulatory Commission.
Lamido’s appointment, as explained by the President in the letter read in plenary by the Senate President, was necessitated by the death of Hassan Gambo, who hitherto served in that capacity before his death.