Senate President bukolasaraki leads the Senate Leadership into Plenary and takes the official prayer. Senator Abdullah Gumel moves the motion for the approval of the Votes &; Proceedings of Weds. 21st Sept., 2016.
Senator J.T. Useni seconds after the Senate Leader and Clerk of the Senate moves for the presentation of bills for first reading.(1. Quantity Surveyors (Registration ete.) Amendment Act CAP Q1 LFN 2004 Bill 2016 HB. 252 by Senate Leader) Senator Bukar address the senators on the senate plans and he concludes that ‘we don’t need to borrow, we need to restructure our laws to strengthen our economy’.
After Senate Leader moves a motion that the Senate suspend it’s relevant rules and sit beyond 2pm. The Minority Leader seconds. Shortly after the break Senator Ahmed Lawan continues on Senate plan. He says Nigeria should borrow from external sources to shore up revenue deficits. Shortly after Senator Theodore Orji now takes the floor.
He commends Senate President bukolasaraki for his Senate plans address. Sen. Orji says he will be frank in saying that the president should do a nationwide address on the economy as soon as he’s back from New York, also Senator Orji says Farm Settlements be revamped and VP ProfOsinbajo should summon a meeting with high profile investors on way forward, furthermore Senator orji now speaks on Senate plans, He commends all of his colleagues for their contributions towards strengthening the economy. Senator Orji recommends increased diversification into agriculture and an improvement in power.
Also Senator Orji harps on the need to encourage modern agriculture with needed inputs such as Fertilizers. He further adds that funds be targeted at sectors with potential to recalibrate the economy such as Agric, Manufacturing etc, Also Senator Orji adds that strategies for production, processing and sales of food & agricultural products need to be put in place. Shortly after, Senate President Bukola Saraki now rounds off the Senate plans debate.
He appreciated Sen. T A Orji for his remarks and all who spoke especially those who waited beyond 4pm. Senate President bukolasaraki now adjourns sitting to Tuesday 27th September, 2016.
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