President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday sent a letter to the Senate, seeking its approval for the payment of N10bn to Kogi State.
“Senate President, Dr Ahmad Lawan read a letter from Mr President requesting for the resolution of the National Assembly on the issuance of N10.069billion for promissory note programme of Kogi State and a Bond issuance to settle inherited debt,” Nigerian Senate tweeted.
The president, in the letter, addressed to Senate President Ahmad Lawan, said the money would be used by the state government to settle local debts it incurred as a result of the projects executed on behalf of the Federal Government.
President Buhari said his request was based on the resolution passed by the eighth Senate.
Nigerians on social media have alleged that the N10bn will be used for the buying of votes and rigging the election.