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Recession National Assembly to summon Buhari, suggests cabinet reshuffle

The decision to invite the President was reached at a meeting of principal officers of the House of Representatives and the Senate.

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The leadership of both chambers of the National Assembly have reportedly agreed to summon President Muhammadu Buhari when he returns from the United States.

According to Punch, the decision to invite the President was reached at a meeting of principal officers of the House of Representatives and the Senate.

The meeting was said to have been chaired by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, at his private residence on Wednesday, September 21.

The legislators want Buhari to tell the chambers the specific steps that his administration is taking to take Nigeria out of recession.

It was gathered that, at the meeting, the lawmakers deliberated extensively on the current economic situation in the country and came up with some practical solutions.

The President is expected to explain to the chambers the specific efforts of the government to take Nigeria out of recession.

"It was Speaker Yakubu Dogara, who led the House of Representatives’ team to the meeting, that suggested the idea and it was adopted by leaders of both chambers," one of the lawmakers at the meeting was anonymously quoted as saying.

"The president was asked to come and brief us on the specific efforts he had taken with his economic team to tackle the recession."

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The source said it was also suggested at the meeting that the National Assembly should ask the President to reshuffle his cabinet and bring in new people who can proffer solutions that would save the nation’s economy from total collapse.

According to the source, some of the officers called for the outright sacking of the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun and the Minister of Budget and Economic Planning,  Mr. Udo Udoma.

 

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