Buhari who expressed his eagerness to hand over power on May 29, claiming that he can no longer cope, has been busy seeking all manner of financial approvals, including judgement debts, from the National Assembly.
Ahead of the May 29 Inauguration, President Muhammadu Buhari has continued to show reluctancy in waiting as he counts days to bow out of the presidential position.
But the surprise package was the request to pay judgement debts in the sum of $566,754,584.31, £98,526,012.00 and N226 billion being judgement debts owed by the Federal Government through the issuance of promissory notes which he Wednesday urges the Senate to approve speedily.
In his letter of request which was read at plenary by Senate President Ahmad Lawan. Buhari expressed his eagerness to hand over power on May 29, claiming that he can no longer cope, has been busy seeking all manner of financial approvals from the National Assembly.
“Please, I will like to digress a bit from the prepared speech. I apologise most sincerely for keeping you waiting for about at least half an hour, actually I can hardly cope with the pressure and I am desperately looking forward for the next six days,” he told the gathering.
At the end of the Regimental Dinner organised in his honour by the Armed Forces at the newly commissioned Nigerian Armed Forces Officers’ Mess, Asokoro, Abuja.
Present with him were the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha; the Minister of Defense, Major General Salihi Magashi; the Chief of Defense Staff, General Lucky Irabor, and the Service Chiefs.
Buhari, also gave reason for his late arrival with apology while pointing out that he had been under immense pressure catching up with the array of events lined up for the inauguration.