ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a letter to the Senate seeking approval to take a loan to the tune of $800 million from the World Bank.
President Buhari said the loan will help him to cushion the effects of subsidy removal.
This follows the Federal Government’s announcement in April of an $800 million World Bank grant targeting 50 million vulnerable Nigerians or 10 million households, as part of its subsidy palliatives measures.
Zainab Ahmed, the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, said the disbursement of the grant is in light of the planned subsidy removal in June 2023.
Ahmed noted that engagements are ongoing with the newly established Presidential Transition Council (PTC) and the incoming administration, to drive the palliative program, which includes the need for buses among various considerations.