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Buhari Senators want President to get another brain to help us out of recession

The senators also advised Buhari to sack or redeploy Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun over the economic crisis.

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Members of the Nigerian Senate have 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.

Nigeria's Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun speaks at a news conference in Lagos play Nigeria's Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun speaks at a news conference in Lagos, Nigeria, April 9, 2016. (REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye)

 

“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”.

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

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