Senate President, Dr. Ahmad Lawan has read an official communication from President Muhammadu Buhari, asking the National Assembly to approve a supplementary budget of N895bn.
Lawan read Buhari’s letter requesting the supplementary budget on the floor at plenary, on Tuesday.
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) had earlier approved the amount.
A substantial part of the fund has been earmarked for the procurement of military hardware to prosecute the war against insurgency and banditry.
The Federal Government is also expected to use part of the fund for the purchase of COVID-19 vaccines and other health-related needs.