Nigerian Senate to reconvene on Tuesday

The Nigerian Senate says deliberations by the lawmakers in the next two months will focus largely on how to resolve the current economic challenges in the country.

Chairman of the Committee on Rules and Business, Senator Babakaka Garbai disclosed this on Monday while briefing National Assembly correspondents on the agenda of the Senate ahead of Tuesday’s resumption in plenary.

 Senator Garbai who also gave an insight into the issues that will dominate proceedings on Tuesday, said five bills have been received from the House of Representatives for concurrence by the Senate.

 Meanwhile, the Senate President has identified some measures as possible responses to the economic situation including, getting managers of the economy to give account to the people, and making tough recommendations to the president on needed changes.

Others are: formulating necessary legislative framework for economic recovery and wide consultations across the private sector.

The Senate President also believes that all groups must work together to put in place interventions that will create more jobs, strengthen the naira, bring more investment into the country and ultimately diversify the economy.

 “During our annual recess, myself and many of my colleagues in the Senate returned to our constituencies to witness the severe impact of the economic downturn on local communities,” the Senate President said.

 The conditions on ground demand that we put forth our best efforts to get the economy moving and people back to work.”

All the caucuses of the Senate met on Monday to fine tune their positions ahead of debate on Tuesday.

Some economic experts have also been scheduled to brainstorm with the senators in a closed door session on Tuesday, which is part of the Senate President’s agenda to widen the range of conversation on how to return the economy to a state of boom.