Nigerian President Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu

Nigerian President Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has sought the approval of the House of Representatives over N24.6 billion Promissory Notes to reimburse Nasarawa and Kebbi States for the costs of their Airports taken over by the Federal Government.

According to the letter read by the Deputy Speaker, Benjamin Kalu, who presided over the Plenary on Thursday, Nasarawa is to be reimbursed N9.5 billion while Kebbi is to be reimbursed to the tune of N15.1 billion.

The President, in the letter, said the takeover of the airports was in line with Item 3 of the Second Schedule of the 1999 Constitution (as amended), which placed the ownership of Airports and other Aviation related infrastructure in the exclusive list.

Similarly, the President, in a separate letter, presented an Executive Bill, the National Anti-Doping Bill 2024, for the House consideration, saying the bill seeks the creation of an agency for Nigeria to achieve world standards and codes on Doping by signatories to the international regulations.

The President urged the House to give the Bill a speedy consideration before the commencement of the Olympic Games coming up later in July.

In another letter, the President sought the approval of a supplementary budget for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) for the 2023 fiscal year.

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