In the first letter read in plenary by President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, President Buhari requested for N375 billion to settle outstanding claims owed to various exporters.
Other similar debts repayment requests to be routed through the Debt Management Office (DMO) are N6.706 billion for Kebbi State Government as refund for the construction of a federal road in the State and N2.706 billion for Taraba State Government for constructing federal roads as well.
Buhari in another request read by Lawan also requested for approval to issue N18.623 billion to pay Yobe State. The president in the letter, said payment of N18.623 billion to the Yobe State Government through the DMO will help the state to offset all monies expended on execution of five different federal road projects in the state.
The President, in the separate letters, sought expeditious consideration of the requests.
In another letter of request, Buhari sought confirmation of the appointment of Mohamed Lamido as Executive Commissioner, Finance and Accounts of the Board of Upstream Regulatory Commission.
Lamido’s appointment, as explained by the President in the letter read in plenary by the Senate President, was necessitated by the death of Hassan Gambo who hitherto served in that capacity before his death