The report by the National Bureau of Statistics which indicates that Nigeria’s economic has officially exited recession was on Tuesday September 5 commended by the 8th Senate.Presidency celebrates as Nigeria exits economic recession
In a statement by the chairman of the Senate’s committee on Media and Public Affairs, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, revealed that it was applaudable that the economy grew by 0.55 per cent in the second quarter of 2017, after five consecutive quarters of contraction. He also noted that the improved performance on the trade, manufacturing, agriculture and oil sectors indicates that carefully aligned policy and legislative interventions could make Nigeria’s economy thrive beyond current forecasts and expectations.
Presidency celebrates as Nigeria exits economic recession
According to the statement, “The Senate received Q2 NBS economic report with great excitement. We are delighted that government’s response to the economic recession has begun to yield tangible results.
“The public will recall that in the days following the announcement of the 2016 recession, the Senate initiated steps and tabled 21 recommendations that it submitted to the executive for immediate action. We also listed out economic priority bills, many of which have now been passed, or at the final stage.
“We are also happy to note that many of the economic recommendations, specifically in the areas of retooling our agriculture and trade policies were adopted. This shows that the ‘all hands on deck’ approach was necessary from both branches of government”.
Abdullahi also added that Nigeria was now out of the recession and that the Senate remained faithful to seeing that the rate of unemployment and high cost of living were brought down.
He also added that, “The rising unemployment in the country is an issue that is of much concern to all of us. Additionally, the rising cost of food prices and basic services in the country still affects millions of households. This is why we will continue to work on our laws, specifically in the areas of access to credit to promote more opportunities for small business owners; and opening up more sectors to private sector participation, so that there will be more competition in our markets, which will lead to lower prices.
” We will also continue to work with the executive to ensure that our policies and legislative objectives, specifically as they relate to the economy are well aligned “.Presidency celebrates as Nigeria exits economic recession