Senate president decries absence of MDAs at loan committee’s sitting



Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, on Wednesday decried the absence of some Ministries, Department and Agencies (MDAs) expected at the sitting of the Senate Committee on Loans and Foreign Debt.

The were expected at the sitting justify their inputs in the loan request of Muhammadu Buhari.

He said the senate would take appropriate actions if the ministries failed appear within one week.

He listed the expected ministries include: Power, Health, Environment, Women Affairs, Petroleum Resources, Resources and the National Agency for and Infrastructure (NASENI).

Lawan said the senate would not condone any sabotage the efforts of the Federal Government secure the loans fund infrastructure that the country desperately needed.

He added that the National Assembly had approved the loan request, noting that there was the need for justification of the inputs of the ministries in the request.

Meanwhile, Senate adjourned plenary Nov. 9, following the passing of the 2022 Appropriation Act for second reading.

Lawan said the adjournment would enable various committees conduct defence by MDAs.

He urged the to detailed in the scrutiny of MDAs’ budgets.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that defence by will begin on Nov. 18. (NAN)