Lawan decries absence of MDAs at loan committee’s sitting


Senate President, Ahmad Lawan

By Kingsley Okoye

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 MDAs were expected at the sitting to justify their inputs in the loan request of President Muhammadu Buhari.

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

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Lawan listed the expected ministries to include: Power, Health, Environment, Women Affairs, Petroleum Resources, Water Resources and the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI).

According to him, the senate would not condone any sabotage to the efforts of the Federal Government to secure the loans to 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.