by Adim Esohe
Senate President, Bukola Saraki has promised to hold the managers of Nigeria’s economy accountable over the worsening state of the economy.
Saraki said this yesterday while answering questions from journalists on what the senate plans to do immediately it resumes from its long break.
“We are going to have an exhaustive and comprehensive debate on fixing the country’s economy when we resume next week,” he said.
Saraki also hinted on a number of questions members of the Upper House will be asking the economic managers including the Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun and the Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Godwin Emefiele
He explained why the legislative interrogation of the executive management of the economy had become necessary: “We need to know why the promises of external borrowing have not materialized, why devaluation has not helped to strengthen the naira, why inflow of foreign currency has continued to dry up and interest rate is still very high? Doing this will help us to understand where we are, so that we can determine where exactly we want to go from here.”
He continued, “We fully intend to hold all those involved in the economic management of the country accountable.
The Nigerian Senate will resume proceedings on September 20.