Four days to his exit from office, President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Senate to approve a request to pay the judgement debt in the sum of $566,754,584.31, £98,526,012.00, and N226 billion.
Controversy had trailed some judgement debts in the life of the administration that prides itself as corruption fighter.
Some stakeholders have questioned some of the conclusions so arrived at by the Minister of Justice, bubakar Malami.
Meanwhile, the new huge sums were owed by the Federal Government through the issuance of promissory notes.
Buhari’s letter of request was read at plenary by Senate President Ahmad Lawan on Wednesday.