Lawan queries ministries yet to appear before committee


The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, on Wednesday, queried some ministries for failing to appear before the Senate committee on local and foreign debts, to defend their borrowing plan request.

The ministries are Education, Power, Niger Delta, Humanitarian and Disaster Management and Water Resources.

Others are Health, Communications and Agriculture.

Mr Lawan gave the ministries a two-day ultimatum, saying they should appear latest by Monday.

The ministries are to defend their borrowing plan following President Muhammadu Buhari’s external loan request.

Mr Buhari had, on November 28, forwarded a request to the Senate to reconsider and approve the federal government’s 2016 to 2018 external borrowing plan.

The loan, he said, is to execute key infrastructural projects across the country…



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