By Godson Ikiebey-
President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the National Assembly to review and approve the 2016-2018 External Borrowing Plan.
He made the request in letters forwarded to the Legislative and read on Thursday, November 28, 2019 on the floors of both chambers of the National Assembly in Abuja.
In the letters, the President explained that the request was for specific outstanding projects under the 2016-2018 borrowing plan.
The President of the Senate, Senator Ahmed Lawan, read the letter to lawmakers present in the Senate chamber.
He also read another letter from the President on the transmission of the Companies and Allied Matters Bill, 2019 for its consideration and passage by the Senate.
Meanwhile, 10 bills sponsored by various members of the Senate were read for the first time.
Some of them are Marriage Act CAP M6 LFN 2004 (Repeal & Re-enactment) Bill, Federal Co-operative Colleges (Est, etc) Bill, Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (Alteration) Bill, Project Continuity Bill, and Federal Character Commission Act CAP F7 LFN 2004 (Repeal & Re-enactment) Bill.
Others include Animal Disease Control Act CAP A17 LFN 2004 (Repeal & Re-enactment) Bill, Federal College of Education Toro, Bauchi State (Est, etc) Bill, and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps Act 2003 (Amendment) Bill.