NASS to invite President to speak on solutions to recession

The motion was subsequently passed on Wednesday by the Senate in agreement with the House of Representatives.

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari speaks during his meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama at the United Nations General Assembly September 20, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

The decision was made on Wednesday, October 6, after a motion was passed to summon Buhari to address the legislature on the economic crisis.

The motion was subsequently passed by the Senate in agreement with the House of Representatives.

Members of the Nigerian Senate had earlier called on President Muhammadu Buhari to find the best brains to help the country out of the current recession.

The senators made the call on Wednesday, September 21, and also advised Buhari to sack or redeploy Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun over the economic crisis.

“The minister for finance can do much better in another ministry. At this critical time we need somebody who is more experienced to man the ministry of finance so that he can be able to coordinate the strategies for this recovery,” Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu said.

“We need to go all out and look for the best brain to come and help us out of this recession,” he added.

“President Buhari must rejig his cabinet. It is not out of tune to sack all incompetent ministers who find themselves where they lack expertise,” Senator Dino Melaye also said.

Melaye had earlier called for Adeosun’s sack after describing her as incompetent.

The minister was the centre of controversy recently when she supposedly said, via Twitter, that “recession is just a word”.

Mrs Adeosun has since denied the tweet saying she doesn’t have a Twitter account.

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