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Buhari Seeks Senate’s Approval To Pay N226bn, $566.7m Judgement Debts



Senate commences deliberations on Buhari's request for payment of judgement debts

In a letter to the Senate, President Muhammadu Buhari is requesting authorisation to pay the judgement debt in the amount of 6,754,584, £98,526 and N226 billion.


ENIGERIA reports that the Federal Government issued promissory notes in order to pay the debt.

Four months after 648 lawsuits were filed against the President and other Federal Government parastatals, Senate President Ahmad Lawan read the President’s letter of request during plenary on Wednesday.

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“In view of the foregoing, I wish to request the Senate to kindly consider and approve, through its resolution, the settlement of a top priority judgement debts and general judgement debts incurred by the federal MDAs in the sum of $566,754,584, GB98,526 and N226,281,801,881,” the letter read.

“The Honourable Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice and the Honourable Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning shall provide any information that may be required by the Senate for the consideration of this request.”

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami (SAN), revealed that Buhari’s administration had secured a conviction in 397 terrorism cases while 7,000 crime and anti-corruption cases had been successfully prosecuted by the government in eight years.