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Reps okay $5.8bn loan, $10m grant for Nigerian govt

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Rayyan Alhassan
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Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or www.facebook.com/RayyanAlhassan, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved external borrowings to the tune of $5,803,364,553.50, according to a request by President Muhammadu Buhari.

It also okayed a grant component of $10,000,000 for the Federal Government, following the adoption of the report of the Committee on Aids, Loans and Debt Management on the Proposed 2018–2020 External Borrowing (Rolling) Plan No.3.

The report was laid by the chairman of the committee, Ahmed Safana-Dayyabu.

The breakdown of the loans shows that the World Bank would give $2,300,000,000; German Consortium, $2,300,000,000; Islamic Development Bank, $90,000,000; China Eximbank, $786,382,967; Bank of China, $276,981,586:50; and the International Fund for Agricultural Development, $50,000,000.

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The $10,000,000 grant is also expected from German Consortium.

The House asked that the terms and conditions of the loan from the funding agencies be forwarded to the National Assembly, “before the execution of the same for approval and proper documentation.”

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