Deputy senate president, Senator Ike Ekweremadu has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to to immediately assemble a team of economic experts to come up with workable ideas that will take the country out of recession. Ekweremadu urged President Buhari to look beyond party affiliation to constitute a Special Economic Squad to rescue the nation from present economic meltdown.
He noted that the present economic challenges were not beyond redemption, but could actually become the nation’s turning point away from an oil-driven economy to real prosperity if the right policies and structures were put in place.
“I warned long ago that elections had come and gone and we should move from politics to governance. It is time for governance and we must bring all capable hands on deck, irrespective of political, religious or ethnic backgrounds.
“Nigerians are facing hard times; and all they are interested in are positive results and urgent succour. They don’t care whether you are All Progressives Congress, APC, or Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and whether you are North or South.”
“The good news is that capable hands abound in the country. We must assemble them and give them both the mandate and liberty to help the president’s team to revamp the nation’s economy.”
The Deputy Senate President also commended the security agencies for the arrangements put in place to ensure a hitch-free Sallah.