Buhari asks National Assembly to approve N895bn supplementary budget

National Assembly building, Abuja (Nigeria)

 The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday, read an official communication from the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), asking the National Assembly to approve a supplementary budget of N895bn.

The amount had earlier been approved by the Federal Executive Council.

A large chunk of the money was meant to fund the procurement of military hardware to prosecute the war against insurgency and banditry.

The Federal Government is also expected to spend the remaining amount on health-related issues


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