The Nigerian Senate is reportedly planning to recommend the immediate sack of non-performing Ministers.
Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has said he will seek the removal of non-performing ministers and presidential aides.
Senator Saraki also said that on resumption next week, the Senate would invite all those involved in the management of the economy to explain what steps they were taking to rescue the economy from recession.
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The statement was released by the Special Adviser (Media and Publicity) to the Senate President, Yusuph Olaniyonu.
Yusuf disclosed that the Senate President spoke during an interactive Town Hall meeting on Sunday tagged ‘#AskSaraki’.
The Town Hall meeting was organized for constituents of Senator Saraki’s Kwara Central Senatorial district.
This was part of the activities to mark the Eid-el-Kabir celebrations in his home state, Kwara.
Senate President Bukola Saraki was quoted to have said:
“Those of us that you have elected into office are aware of the difficult economic situation in our country.
“We know we have to find a solution as fast as possible. We have no option.
“Once the Senate resumes, we will invite all those involved in the management of the economy to explain to the people what they are doing to solve the problem.
“Whoever among them does not measure up to expectation in his or her explanation we will recommend that he should be removed.
“This is time for co-operation and exchange of ideas.”
The statement disclosed that Saraki used the occasion to give account of his stewardship as both Senator representing Kwara Central District and the Chairman of the 8th National Assembly.
He was said to have emphasized that a concerted legislative and policy thrust from both the National Assembly and the Executive was needed to bring Nigeria out of recession.
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Saraki further stated that:
“As things stand, I understand your concerns and feel your pains about the economy.
“I assure you that we will work together to bring about legislative and policy solutions to address the lingering economic situation.”
Saraki was said to have fielded questions from citizens and community leaders in the state.
Questions bordering on the present economic recession, unemployment rates, and his legislative stewardship in the Senate.
The Senate President highlighted his advocacy and lawmaking activities.
Activities which according to him, have brought about the passage of bills like the Public Procurement Act amendment.
The Act, he explained is aimed at giving local producers and service providers first-option priority in government procurement process.
Saraki further stated that what he has done at the National Assembly is to push for bills and initiatives that will put more money in his constituent’s pockets.