The approval was after a two-hour closed-door session.
Moving the motion, Deputy Senate Leader, Bala Ibn N’allah
explained that time was against the 2016 budget, adding that it
would be disastrous for the nation to entertain further delay.
He urged the Senate to set aside processes that will make it
possible for prompt approval.
In response, Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio while seconding
the motion, said: “despite the lack of consultation, I wish to
second the motion to enable the Committee of the whole
consider the request.”
Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu who presided over the
Committee put it up for vote and it was immediately approved.
Meanwhile, the approval would enable President Muhammadu
Buhari to source the amount from the Capital Market.