Ex-lawmaker slams NASS for approving Buhari’s loans without hassle - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Ex-lawmaker slams NASS for approving Buhari’s loans without hassle

A former lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani, has lambasted the National Assembly for regularly approving the loan requests submitted by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), without hassle.

The senator, who represented Kaduna Central senatorial district in the 8th Assembly, stated this at the Delta State Civil Society Day and Award 2021 in Asaba.

He said, “During our stay in the National Assembly, requests for loans were thoroughly scrutinised and debated seriously. In the committee where I had the likes of Dino, Ben Bruce, we threw away the loan [requests] that did not represent the general well being of Nigerians.

“Within two years, this National Assembly has approved over $30 billion loans without serious debates. This time, before Mr President sends a request for a loan, it has already been approved without scrutiny.

“Many were in the House for years without impact but people like us spent four years and made an impact. We did not go there to learn, we are already professionals.”

In his remarks, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State commended the CSO for its contribution to Nigeria’s democracy.
He said there are lessons learnt in every situation, especially the recent #EndSARS.

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