Saraki To Meet With IMF Boss, Lagarde Today

Bukola SarakiSenate President Bukola Saraki will today lead the leadership of the Senate to a meeting with the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Ms. Christine Lagarde, who is currently on a four-day working visit to Nigeria.

Saraki, according to a statement by his media aide, Yusuph Olaniyonu, will meet the IMF chief at the National Assembly where they will hold talks on the nation’s economy, particularly the recent global developments and their impact on Nigeria.

The Senate president noted that the falling oil prices at the international market has negatively impacted the nation’s oil revenue, external reserve and increased pressure on the Naira at the foreign exchange market.

The meeting of the senate leadership with the IMF chief is coming after a similar one with President Muhammadu Buhari and other managers of the national economy on Tuesday.