Tinubu requests Reps to approve refund of N25bn to Nasarawa, Kebbi states

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Abuja, May 16, 2024 – President Bola Tinubu has directed the House of Representatives to approve the refund of N24.679 billion to Nasarawa  and Kebbi states as cost of construction of airports in their states.

The president also asked the House to pass the Anti-doping bill in compliance with the World Anti-doping Agency as well as supplementary appropriation for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The request were made on Thursday in three separate letters which were read at the plenary by the Deputy Speaker, Benjamin Kalu who presided over the plenary.

The president is seeking a refund of N9. 543 billion to Nasarawa state and N15. 137 billion to Kebbi state as the cost of constructing the two airports which has been taken over by the Federal government.

He said that item 3 of the second schedule to the 1999 Constitution as amended places aviation and the safety of aircraft squarely on the shoulders of the federal government under the exclusive legislative list.

The president also asked the parliament to speedily consider and pass the anti-doping bill before the commencement of the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, France.

He said the establishment of a world-class anti-doping centre in Nigeria would ensure that Nigeria was not suspended from hosting or participating in international sporting events.

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