Buhari requests NASS to approve N895bn Supplementary Budget

By Haruna Salami
President Muhammadu Buhari has requested the Assembly approve a supplementary budget of N895 billion.

Buhari’s was read by Senate President, Ahmad Lawan at plenary  on Tuesday.

The the Assembly is sequel Federal Council approval of the sum onJune 9,  .

The appropriation is meant to to boost military operations and facilitate procurement of COVID-19 vaccine.

It will be recalled that Buhari signed the appropriation bill of N13.59 trillion law on December 31, 2020.

Minister of Ahmed, speaking recently after FEC approval of the aforementioned sum, noted the need for the “urgent procurement of vaccines and also the need for funding, that Nigeria is able to meet its commitment under the Nigerian Comprehensive AIDS programme, as well as the urgent need to specifically enhance the capacity of our military and para military agencies to tackle the various security that we currently have in the country,”.