Dogara wants Buhari to address NASS on state of the economy

Dogara also commended Buhari for the retreat which he recently organised for members of the federal cabinet.

House of Representatives Speaker,Yakubu Dogara

Dogara said the joint session will give Mr. President the opportunity to enlighten the lawmakers and Nigerians on steps taken to bring the nation’s economy back on its feet.

The Speaker said “The recent retreat by Mr President with his cabinet and sundry statutory appointees is most commendable. It is in this regard, that I urge Mr President to consider holding a joint emergency session of the National Assembly to brief both the Legislature and indeed Nigerians of his plans to pull Nigeria out of recession.

“This will provide opportunity for all stakeholders to be on the same page and to act in concert for urgent national recovery. It will also further consolidate existing ongoing consultations between the Presidency and the National Assembly on the way forward.We must never miss the opportunity the present travails offers us to launch Nigeria into its rightful destiny and place among the comity of prosperous nations.

“As representatives of the people we are well acquainted with the alarming state of the citizens penury. We will therefore collaborate with the Executive in fine tuning any observed limitations in policy formulation and implementation to ensure speedy delivery of services to our people.

“We need to immediately take a second look at the pace of budget execution; the spiraling rise of the dollar against the Naira and the multiple exchange rate regime; the impact of the Treasury Single Account on the economy, investment in infrastructure, tackling unemployment, among others.”

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, in his welcome speech at the resumption of plenary, also called on the Federal Government to focus on ending the hunger in the land.

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