More Ministers To Be Sacked? Full List of Ministries Accused of Sabotaging
Buhari’s Efforts Emerges Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 11:59 AM by Onyirioha Nnamdi Some Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) are said to be working against the federal government’s efforts to borrow loans for the development of infrastructure. The accusation was made on Wednesday, October 13, by the Senate president Ahmad Lawan during a plenary of the National Assembly, Premium Times reports. Ahmad noted that these MDAs, six in number, are yet to appear before the Senate committee on loan and foreign debts to defend the loan request by the government. Lawan noted that the heads of the MDAs are to appear before the Senate for defence the act is being considered by the Senate as a sabotage to the effort of the federal government to secure the loans and fund the infrastructure development immensely needed by the country. He said: victory for democracy, says Gov Okowa “…These MDAs failed to appear. The Senate considers this attitude as a sabotage to the effort of the federal government to secure the loans and fund the infrastructure development that this country desperately needs. “Because already, the National Assembly has approved the loan requests but there is need for clarification. “We are giving them just one week to appear before the committee on loan and foreign debts and if they fail to appear, we’ll take appropriate and prompt action because this Senate will not condone any sabotage to the effort of this administration.” A list of the blacklisted MDAs are given below: Power Water resources Health Women affairs Environment Petroleum resources Added to this list is the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI).
A look at Nigeria’s current debt profile Meanwhile, on Tuesday, September 14, President Muhammadu Buhari tabled a fresh request for the approval of another set of loans before the Senate. READ ALSO Fiscal and monetary policy: President Buhari backs Osinbajo on need for synergy The Nigerian leader sought approval from the National Assembly to borrow $4,054,476,863.00, €710 million and a grant of $125 million. In a letter read by the president of the Senate, Buhari explained that the loan sought is to finance critical projects in the 2021 budget.