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Senate Approves New $1.5bn, 995m Euros External Loan for FG

Senate Approves New $1.5bn, 995m Euros External Loan for FG

Nigerian Senate has approved $1.5billion and 995million Euro external loans for the Federal Government.

The approval followed consideration of the report of its Committee on Local and Foreign Debts on the external borrowing plan of the Federal Government at plenary.

In his presentation, the Chairman of the Committee, Senator Clifford Ordia, told the lawmakers that the panel had considered the loan request and was recommending its approval.

The €995m loan is meant for agricultural mechanization across the 774 LGAs while the $1.5 billion loan will be used to fund critical infrastructure in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

The loan is to be facilitated by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank, African Development Bank Group (AFDB), and Export/Import Bank of Brazil. 

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