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Recession Ben Bruce advises President Buhari to take these easy steps immediately

To end the economic recession, Senator Ben Bruce wants President Buhari to take these easy steps immediately.

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Senator Ben Murray Bruce

As debates on the current recession  and sale of national assets continue, Senator Ben Murray Bruce has advised the federal government to reduce its spending on politicians, pilgrimages and rice importation.

The lawmaker made the comments via Twitter on Monday, September 26, 2016, while reacting to the proposed sale of national assets to aid Nigeria out of the current economic recession.

Recall that the federal government had said it has no choice than to sell some of the country's national assets to enable it to fund the expenditure of government contained in the 2016 budget.

However, Senator Bruce said: "If we reduce our salary as politicians, reduce convoys, stop importing rice and funding pilgrimages, we won't need to sell national assets!

The lawmaker urged the All Progressives Congress (APC) led government to invest in education.

"We spend ₦2.3 billion importing rice daily. It is less than we spend on schools. Rice feeds Nigerians for a day. Education feeds us forever," be added.


Meanwhile, oil workers union and trade union congress, have threatened to shut down Nigeria should the FG sell off national assets.

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