Lawan sad as MDAs shun Senate’s enquiry on approved loans
Senate President Ahmad Lawan on Wednesday decried the absence of some Ministries, Department and Agencies (MDAs) expected at the sitting of the Senate Committee on Loans and Foreign Debt.
The MDAs were expected at the sitting to justify their inputs in the loan request of President Muhammadu Buhari.
He said the senate would take appropriate actions if the ministries failed to appear within one week.
He listed the expected ministries to include: Power, Health, Environment, Women Affairs, Petroleum Resources, Water Resources and the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI).
Mr Lawan said the senate would not condone any sabotage to the efforts of the federal government to secure the loans to fund infrastructure that the country desperately needed.
He added that the National Assembly had approved the loan request, noting that there was the need for justification of the inputs of the ministries in the request.
Meanwhile, the Senate has adjourned plenary to November 9, following the passing of the 2022 Appropriation Act for second reading.
Mr Lawan said the adjournment would enable various committees to conduct budget defence by MDAs.
He urged the committees to be detailed in the scrutiny of MDAs’ budgets.
Budget defence by MDAs will begin on November 18.
More from Peoples Gazette
Michael Chibuzo, the national secretary of IPAN, said INEC should urgently distribute the PVCs to prospective voters.
The cleric warned that the moment bandits are designated as terrorists, “Islamic for that matter, the direct foreign Jihadist movements will set in in force.”
“The federal government should declare a state of emergency on the nation’s security. Our major problem in Katsina state is the security challenges.”
Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and five cabinet members of the ruling Transitional Sovereignty Council were taken into custody on Monday morning, per local media.
The crisis rocking the Lagos APC took another turn on October 16 with different aggrieved groups holding parallel state congresses in the state.
But Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman said his side was not inferior to Real Madrid on the night after losing 2-1 in the El Clasico match.