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BUHARI SEEKS REPS’ APPROVAL TO REIMBURSE FIVE STATES

BUHARI SEEKS REPS’ APPROVAL TO REIMBURSE FIVE STATES

The President, Muhammadu Buhari, has written to the House of Representatives to seek approval for the Federal Government to reimburse five states for constructing roads on its behalf.

The Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, read the presidential request at the opening of plenary.

In the letter read by Gbajabiamila, Buhari sought “approval of the reimbursement of 148.14billion naira through the issuance of promissory notes to Bayelsa, Cross River, Ondo, Osun and Rivers State governments for federal road projects executed by the states.

Buhari noted that the Federal Executive Council, at a meeting on June 3, 2020, approved the reimbursement.