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Senate to summon economic team over the “mess” in the economy, Saraki says


Senate to summon economic team over the “mess” in the economy, Saraki says

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has hinted that Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele, and other managers of the economy will be summoned by the Senate upon resumption next week to give account on the state of economy.

Saraki said that lawmakers who have been enjoying an extended two-month recess are not isolated from the plight of Nigerians and would respond to the economic crisis upon resumption and work towards finding solutions.

“We are going to have an exhaustive and comprehensive debate on fixing the country’s economy when we resume next week. We understand the pains that Nigerians are feeling and we do not take this for granted,” he said to journalists after observing the Eid-el-Kabir prayers in Ilorin, Kwara state.

The Senate President added that “the Senate intends to invite everybody involved in the management of the economy to address the Nigerian people through the parliament on the steps that are being taken to get us out of this mess. We fully intend to hold all those involved in the economic management of the country accountable. However, we will do so in a manner that is transparent and there will be no cover-up. We will make tough recommendations as necessary.”

According to him, they would examine how well the measures included in the 2016 budget to cushion the effect of the recession have been implemented. He stressed the importance of collaborating with relevant stakeholders and working extensively to restore the nation’s economy.

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