The National Assembly today passed a resolution to invite President Muhammadu Buhari to address a Joint Session of the Assembly on measures being taken to drag the Country out of the current economic crisis.The motion was in line with the move adopted by House of Representatives on September 22, 2016 to form an ad hoc committee to liaise with the senate with a view to get the President to brief a joint session of the National Assembly on the current economic crisis facing the country.
The motion states, “That the Senate do (sic) concur with the House of Representatives’ resolution passed on Thursday, 22nd of September, 2016, to wit: to invite the President and Commander-in-Chief to address a joint session of the National Assembly to intimate it on plans to get the country out of the recession to enable the House to take further legislative action.”
The Senators voted overwhelmingly in the affirmative when the question was put to voice vote by the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki.
“Distinguished colleagues that the senate do concur with the House of Representatives resolution on an invitation of Mr. President Commander in Chief, President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR to address a joint session of the National Assembly to intimate it on plans to get the country out of the recession.
“Those in favour say ‘Aye’!!!, those against say ‘Nay’. The Ayes have it,”.
No date was however fixed for the joint session.