Senate Support Increased Funding For Amnesty

Nigerian Senate

The Nigerian Senate would support any proposal from the Federal Government to increase fund slated for the Amnesty Programme in the 2016 Appropriation Act, according to Senate President Bukola Saraki.

Saraki made this known on Saturday while speaking to journalists at the Presidential Villa. He told newsmen after the Change of Guards ceremony to mark the nation’s 56th Independence Day anniversary, that any plans by the government to calm nerves in the Niger Delta and increase oil production to earn more money would enjoy the support of the National Assembly.

He emphasised the position of the Senate in its 20-point solution to the economic recession to be presented to President Muhammadu Buhari, adding that government should engage in constructive dialogue with militants.

He said, “Any positive move to restore peace in the restive Niger Delta region as well as increase the nation’s ability to earn more money at this point will enjoy the support of the Senate.

“We need to earn more foreign exchange and inject more money into the system through the funding of development projects to reflate our economy and put more people to work.”