Muhammadu Buhair urged the Senate on Tuesday to consider and approve N895billion as Supplementary Budget.
At plenary, Senate President Ahmad Lawan read Buhari’s letter of request.
The amount had been approved earlier by the Federal Executive Council (FEC).
The fund is earmarked in large part for the procurement of military equipment to pursue the war against insurgency and banditry.
Part of the fund will also be used for the purchase of COVID-19 vaccines and other health-related needs.