The National Assembly Should Reject Goodluck Jonathan’s $1bn Loan Request – Nigerians Speak

Nigerians have said the National Assembly should not only reject President Goodluck Jonathan’s $1bn loan request to ‘fight Boko Haram’ but that his administration be under check.

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Citizens believe that apart from rejecting the bill, the lawmakers should go further by probing various security allocations that the FG had voted in recent times for the military.

This is the outcome of Punch Extra Online’s poll, with the question, ‘What do you think the National Assembly should do about President Goodluck Jonathan’s $1bn loan request to fight Boko Haram?’

It opened for voting on July 23, 2014 and ended on August 3, 2014, attracting 1,166 respondents. .
Jonathan had, on July 16, 2014, sent a letter to the Senate and the House of Representatives, seeking their approval to borrow the said amount, which is equivalent to about N165bn.

The letter, which was read at the upper chamber by the Senate President, David Mark, said the President wanted the huge sum in order to upgrade the equipment of the Armed Forces.

Five hundred and forty nine respondents, representing 47 per cent, believed the lawmakers should reject the request.

 

Article Credit: Punch 

 

 

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