Reps Task Executive On Proactive Measures To Tackle Recession

Reps, Executive, Recession, House of RepresentativesThe House of Representatives has called on the Executive to take more proactive steps to abate the hardship being experienced by citizens due to Nigeria’s economic recession.

The appeal was made on Thursday following a motion sponsored by a member of the House from Benue State, Representative Emmanuel Orker-Jev.

The motion was supported by the Chief Whip of the House, Representative Alhassan Dogowa, and the Chairman of the House Committee on Banking, Representative Jones Onyereri.

Although the lawmakers acknowledged that the Executive was taking steps to address the situation, they stressed the need to do more.

The House consequently set up an ad-hoc committee to monitor the various steps and policies being taken by the Federal Government to check the situation.

The committee has been given three months to complete its work, while the House revealed its plan to have a sectoral debate on the matter.

The Minority Leader, Representative Leo Ogor, hinted that the focus of the deliberation was on the economy when the House resumed the debate on the 2017 budget for the third day.

While the debate also continued in the Senate, the bill passed through second reading in both chambers.

Nigerians are expecting National Assembly to conclude its debate on the proposal and bring out a “budget of recovery and growth”.

Reps’ Northwest Caucus Passes Vote Of Confidence On Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari, Northwest caucus, House of RepresentativesThe Northwest caucus at the House of Representatives has passed a vote of confidence on President Muhammadu Buhari and his administration.

The caucus is made up of lawmakers from both the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party from the zone.

They jointly made the declaration on Wednesday after a two-hour meeting at the House of Representatives in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.

The leader of the caucus and Chief Whip of the House, Representative Alhassan Dogowa, noted that Nigerians could not afford to miss the President in 2019.

He said the lawmakers also considered the security challenges in the zone and called for a coordinated and concrete plan on how to address the issue.