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Friday, March 6, 2020

IN FULL: $1.25bn For Abuja Rail, $500m For NTA – Check Out Buhari’s $22.7bn Loan Spending Plan.

This is a breakdown of President Muhammadu Buhari’s $22.7 billion loan spending plan.

The senate has approved President Muhammadu Buhari’s $22.7 billion loan request — years after it was rejected by the previous assembly.

At its plenary session on Thursday, the upper legislative chamber approved the 2016-2018 external borrowing plan which the president said would be used for critical projects across the country.

TheCable understands Nigeria’s public debt profile stands at N26.215 trillion as of September 2019.

According to a document accompanying the president’s request, the fresh loan is for about 35 projects, many of which are infrastructural.

The document which was obtained by TheCable, also shows a part of the money will be used for new projects while others will go into already existing projects.

Over 70 percent of the loan will come from the Exim Bank of China, while the remaining funds will come from the World Bank, Africa Development Bank among others.

Here are the institutions the loan is being requested:

* Exim Bank of China ($17bn)

* World Bank ($2.95bn)

* Africa Development Bank ($1.88bn)

* Islamic Development Bank ($110m)

* Japan International Cooperation Agency ($200m).

* German Development Bank ($20m)

* French Development Agency ($480m)


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