Senators To Debate State Of Economy Wednesday

SenateThe downward decline of the Nigerian economy will dominate debate when senators resume plenary on Wednesday.
The decision to debate the state of the economy was sequel to the adoption of a motion urgent national importance moved by Senator Bassey Albert Akpan (PDP/Akwa Ibom North East).
According to Senator Akpan, the recent report by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) that the economy has slipped into full recession, which was confirmed by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), was so weighty to be ignored.
He, therefore, prayed the Senate to devote a session, as soon as possible, to debate the issue with a view to proffering necessary solutions in the interest of the country.
In his remarks, Senate President Bukola Saraki sought the leave of the Senate to step the matter down till Wednesday.
When he put the question – whether to step down the matter till Wednesday – to a voice vote, it was unanimously endorsed by senators.


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