PMB Meets Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila over exclusion of South East in 22.7 billion naira loan

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Femi Gbajabiamila

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday met with the Speaker House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, over the exclusion of South-East zone in the N22.7 billion loan.

The South-East Senate Caucus led by former Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, had last week met with the President of the Senate, Senator Ahmed Lawan, to air their grievances over the exclusion of the zone from the loan.

They had complained that the South-East had been excluded from the first Chinese loan for the railway put at close to $2 billion.

They noted that the zone was also excluded from the over $5 billion loan for the Eastern Railway Corridor, which runs from Port Harcourt to Maiduguri and from the South-South through the North-Central to the North-East, saying the region was excluded from the second Chinese loan.

The South-East senators had also met with the Speaker to register their grievances.