Economy: President Buhari to address National Assembly

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Mercedes AMG A 35 (interior)

In its quest to find lasting solution to the economic recession being faced by the country, the National Assembly,  yesterday  invited President Muhammadu Buhari to address a joint session of the National Assembly to explain  what the executive arm of government is doing to take the country out of the current economic recession.

The resolution was sequel to a motion  at the Senate by the senate leader , Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume , when it concurred to an earlier resolution of the House of representatives inviting the president for the joint briefing.

Putting the question before the lawmakers  to either kill or pass the motion , President of the Senate, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki said, “Distinguished colleagues that the senate do concur with the House of Representatives resolution on an invitation of Mr. President Commander in Chief, President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR to address a joint session of the National Assembly to intimate it on plans to get the country out of the recession.”

The Senate however did not state a definite date and time upon which the President and Commander in Chief is to appear before the joint session.

The resolution of the senate LEADERSHIP FRIDAY, gathered  is expected to be communicated to the president, Muhammadu Buhari

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It would be recalled that the House of Representatives had also on Thursday, 22nd September, passed similar resolution seeking the president to address the joint session of the National Assembly on the economic recession.

The  upper legislative chamber had last week while rejecting sale of national assets as a way out of the recession came up with what it called a 20 point solution agenda to assist the executive arm of  government in addressing the challenge.

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