Government shutdown imminent if NASS fails to reconvene
[8/7, 12:30 AM] nasirdambatta: Senator Ita Enang, the Presidential Liaison in the Senate has warned that Nigeria might face total government shutdown, if the National Assembly does not reconvene urgently.
It was the second time in 24 hours that Enang would speak on the issue. The National Assembly went on recess on 24 July and will reconvene on 25 September, with the budget for the Independent National Electoral Commission and the Supplementary budget requiring attention.
Enang said the assembly also needed to approve foreign loans for the country, funds from which government planned to bqnkroll the capital budget of 2018.
Enang reiterating his statement Sunday, said: “We are still appealing to the National Assembly to reconvene; you remember that we passed the budget with the understanding that a great amount of the money will be gotten from foreign loans.