FG seeks National Assembly’s approval of N500bn Intervention Fund


Sanni Onogu, Abuja

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, on Saturday, met with the leadership of the National Assembly to intimate it with an Executive proposal to establish a N500 billion COVID-19 Crisis Intervention Fund.

Mrs Ahmed, with senior officials from her ministry, held the meeting with the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila.

The meeting which held at the National Assembly was also attended by the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, Deputy Speaker, Hon. Idris Wase and some principal officers from both Chambers.

The meeting, according to a statement by the Special Adviser (Media) to the Senate President, Ola Awoniyi, in Abuja, was a follow-up to one held last week Wednesday between the National Assembly leadership and members of the Presidential Committee which was set up for the management of the COVID-19 crisis.

“What we are proposing is an…



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