Sen. Sani cautions African leaders against loans with “demonic conditions”

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Sen. Shehu Sani has cautioned the Nigerian government and other African governments to shun foreign loans with conditions that contravene their cultural and religious values.

Sani, former senator representing Kaduna Central, made this made this known on his X handle.

He was reacting to reports in some quarters alleging that the Nigerian Government was part of some African countries that signed
150bn dollar Samoa loan agreement, which allegedly includes promotion of rights of
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT).

“African states should not accept loans or grants from any country,group of countries or international institutions that came with demonic conditions antithetical to our culture, religious faiths and values.

“All African countries including Nigeria who appended their signatures should go back and unsign the Samoa agreement, “he said.

Meanwhile, the Federal Government while reacting to the claim, said there was no such development.

The Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, in a statement, assured that the federal government would not sign any agreement that was inimical to Nigerians.

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He said, “None of the 103 Articles and Provisions of the Agreement contravenes the 1999 Constitution as amended or the laws of Nigeria and other extant Laws.”

Nigeria signed the agreement on June 28.

However, negotiations on the loan agreement commenced in 2018 in Apia, Samoa.
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