President Muhammadu Buhari and Senate President Bukola Saraki may have made up on the $29.9 billion loan approval which the executive is seeking from the Senate, The Nation learnt last night.
Buhari and Saraki are understood to have met three times on the issue in the last few days since the Senate turned down the request last week. Saraki has already admitted that the loan request may be re-presented by the executive.
This, the Presidency may do later this week, sources said yesterday. But there is a caveat: the Senate may refer the request to its Committee on Local and Foreign Debts, headed by Mallam Shehu Sani.
The Senate hinged its rejection of the loan request last week to inadequate information by the Presidency. The loan is expected to be used for the provision of key infrastructure.
It was gathered that during the interactive sessions between Buhari and Saraki, the Senate President was able to clarify that the Red chamber was not out to sabotage the executive arm.
A top source privy to the meetings said: "Following consultations, the President and the Senate President have agreed that the request for the $29.9billion loan be presented again to the Senate.
“All things being equal, the fresh request might be forwarded to the Senate with all the details as demanded by the Senate.
“But the Senate Committee on Local and Foreign Debts, which is headed by Sen. Sani will still go through the request and vet the desirability or otherwise of the loan.
“The recommendations of the committee will determine the final decision of the Senate on the loan.” SHARE YOUR STORY WITH US VIA EMAIL: INFO@247NIGERIANEWSUPDATE.CO RECEIVE NEWS VIA OUR WHATSAPP, KINDLY TEXT +234 701 056 0394 TO ADD YOU CLICK HERE TO JOIN US ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL FOR NEWS UPDATE CLICK HERE TO JOIN US ON TWITTER FOR INSTANT NEWS UPDATE: @247NGNEWSUPDATE CLICK HERE TO JOIN MILLIONS AROUND THE GLOBE TO READ NEWS ON OUR FACEBOOK FAN PAGE FOR INSTANT UPDATES ON INSTAGRAM CLICK HERE RECEIVE INSTANT NEWS UPDATE VIA OUR BBM BROADCAST: D3EDEFDF PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW:>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>