The Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki disclosed this to State House correspondents at the end of the 56th Independence anniversary at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on 1st of october 2016, Saturday.
To overcome the economic recession in the country, the National Assembly has sent twenty point resolutions to the Executive arm of government.
“Already, as you have seen, we have sat down to address the important issue which is the economy. We have come out with about 20 point resolutions to the executive that we think they should do. We also have about four for ourselves. And we have started doing it already,” Saraki stated .
According to him, the National Assembly has already started implementing four of the resolutions concerning the legislature.
“At the last session, we started addressing some of these issues that we are sure will make us come out of this recession in a short while.
“I believe that we can do it. Like I said earlier, we have stayed united, we have stayed focused, determined and hard working. It is not something that we cannot achieve. The potentials are there. We will weather it,” he said.
“We will start preparing for 2017 budget to ensure that there will be releases of funds that would be spent to do that.”
Though he agreed that things are tough in the country, Saraki said that the problems are not insurmountable.
On the issue of the Niger-Delta, he said that the National Assembly will be favorably disposed in looking at the budget of amnesty Programme in the 2017 Budget.
“This is what we are looking at. We understand the challenges and we will play our own role to ensure we get out of it.
“We have been able to achieve a lot for the country. I am sure in present times, people will wonder what we are celebrating. As a country, we have stayed united. We have have taken up a lot of challenges and we have come out better.
“I believe we have the capacity and the expertise to do it this time around. People just have to believe in the country and we will get there,” the Senate President