Friday, 18 July 2014

Boko Haram: Jonathan’s $1bn loan request to wait till Sept

THE Senate failed to deliberate on the request by President Goodluck Jonathan for a $1 billion loan request to fight terrorism and train military personnel. The lawmakers, who adjourned sitting on Thursday for the annual recess, which ends on September 16, failed to act on the letter which was was supposed to be referred to relevant committees before the recess. In line with Senate Procedure, the lawmakers were expected to deliberate on the president’s letter at the sitting on Thursday, while the letter would be referred to relevant committees. Senate President, David Mark, had read the letter on Wednesday, in which Jonathan asked the lawmakers for the loan meant to upgrade arms and ammunition for the nation’s armed forces and fight terrorism. However, Senate Leader, Senator Victor Ndoma Egba, did not mention the letter on Thursday, as the lawmakers were silent on the issue. The development means the loan request will have to wait till September 16, when the senators resume plenary.

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