/Economy

Senate President Calls For Collective Efforts To Grow Economy in New Year

2017-01-01T09:04:40+00:00 January 1st, 2017|Economy|

The President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has congratulated Nigerians for witnessing the New Year in spite of the hard times and called for collective efforts to end the current recession and grow the economy. Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, said the nation's challenges are [...]

Senate President to Launch #MadeinNigeria Challenge in January 2017

2016-12-21T13:52:43+00:00 December 21st, 2016|Economy|

In his continued quest to provide a platform for the promotion of Made in Nigeria products in order to boost Small and Medium Scale Enterprises in the country, Senate President, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has informed of his plan to launch 'Made in Nigeria Challenge' in January 2017. Saraki, in a statement signed by Bamikole [...]

2017 Budget Must Ease Burden of Our People

2016-12-16T16:09:17+00:00 December 14th, 2016|Economy|

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Wednesday called on the executive arm of government to work to ensure that the 2017 budget truly ease the burden of Nigerians. Saraki in his welcome address during the formal presentation of the presentation of the 2017 Appropriation Bill before a joint session of the National Assembly by [...]

Senate Begins Final Work on Economic Recovery Bills This Week

2016-12-15T13:57:11+00:00 December 4th, 2016|Economy|

This week the Senate will move a step closer to passing half of its historic and much needed economic reform package as six of the 11 priority economic growth and reform bills are slated for public hearings between December 5 and 8. The legislation scheduled for public hearing on December 5 includes the National Development [...]

​Senate President Seeks Media Partnership to End Economic Recession

2016-12-15T13:57:11+00:00 November 24th, 2016|Economy|

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki on Wednesday urged the media to collaborate with the upper chamber in its efforts aimed at pulling the nation's economy out of recession. Saraki, according to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sanni Onogu, in Abuja, while presenting a keynote address at the 2016 Awards/Dinner for Senators and [...]

$29.9bn Loan: Senate President Advises Politicians, Media Against Empty Speculations

2016-12-15T13:57:11+00:00 November 17th, 2016|Economy|

--Says we never discussed the issue during my visits to Presidency Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has advised politicians and the media to stop peddling empty speculations about his recent visits to the Presidential Villa and linking such visits to the request by the Buhari administration for approval of the National Assembly to get [...]

Senate President: “Ending Recession Requires Dialogue and Cooperation”

2016-12-15T13:57:12+00:00 November 15th, 2016|Economy|

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has said any effort to end the current recession in the country requires dialogue and cooperation from all leaders. The Senate President’s comments were in response to repeated questions about his recent meetings with President Muhammadu Buhari and the Senate’s votes to return the President’s Medium Term Expenditure Framework [...]

Senate to Consider Trade Facilitation Legislation

2016-12-15T13:57:12+00:00 November 8th, 2016|Economy|

On November 9, 2016, the 8th Senate will consider legislation to reform the administration and management of the customs and excise system in Nigeria. The bill, the Customs and Excise Management Act establishes a new Nigeria Customs Service and repeals other customs and excise legislation. The bill creates a Custom and Excise governing Board to [...]

#MadeInNigeria: Senate President Lauds Army for Buying Aba Made Shoes

2016-10-30T23:06:38+00:00 October 30th, 2016|Economy|

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has commended the Nigerian Army for its decision to purchase 50,000 pairs of shoes from local manufacturers in Aba for the use of officers and soldiers as he said the move shows that the military is living up to its billing as an institution that can play vital roles [...]

Recession: Saraki Urges Nigerians In Diaspora To Support FG

2016-12-15T13:57:12+00:00 October 27th, 2016|Economy|

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has called on Nigerians in Diaspora to support the present administration in pulling the country out of recession with their abundant skills and expertise which are in dire need in the country at this time. Saraki, according to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sanni Onogu, made the [...]

Senate Begins Debate on 2017 MTEF/FSP On Tuesday

2016-10-16T16:45:54+00:00 October 16th, 2016|Economy|

In line with its resolve to prioritize all economic bills as a way out of the current recession, the Senate will on Tuesday commence debate on the 2017-2019 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP) submitted for its approval by President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday October 4, 2016. The MTEF and FSP [...]

Load More Posts