Senate will hold Adeosun, Udoma, others accountable – Saraki

Bukola Saraki

The Senate is planning an “exhaustive and comprehensive debate” on the economy, and will hold its managers accountable, senate president, Bukola Saraki, said on Tuesday.

But that will be done in “a manner that is transparent and beneficial to the country”, he said.

Mr. Saraki said he was aware Nigerians were really suffering, but told journalists in Ilorin the major preoccupation of the Senate upon resumption in September 20, would be on finding solutions to the economic recession.

“We are going to have an exhaustive and comprehensive debate on fixing the country’s economy when we resume next week,” he said.

“Already, all the economic priority bills are being analysed and collated so that we can hit the ground running when we resume. We understand the pains that Nigerians are going through and we do not take this for granted.

“Additionally, the Senate intends to invite everybody involved in the management of the economy to address the Nigerian people through the parliament on the steps that are being taken to get us out of this mess,” he said.

He said, “We fully intend to hold all those involved in the economic management of the country accountable.

“However, we will do so in a manner that is transparent and beneficial to the country as a whole.”

Mr. Saraki said it was important for the parliament to start asking questions that will lead to plausible solutions.

“We need to ascertain our actual level of borrowing and what effect the devaluation of
the naira has had on our economy.

“In every crisis, there is always an opportunity for positive reforms, in this regard, in order to solve this crisis, all hands must be on deck.

“Ideas should be sourced from all quarters, all arms of government, people of different political beliefs, from all socio-economic backgrounds and every part of Nigeria must work together at this time,” Mr. Saraki said.

Mr. Saraki harped on the need for Nigeria to rally its best economic minds both from within the country and in the Diaspora in order to tackle the economic recession.

“This recession does not identify with any one party, we need to tap into the expertise of our best economic minds to come up with plans that both the executive and the legislature can evaluate and implement”, he said. (NAN)

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  • Ade Omowest

    This crook should keep quite and prepare for his defense at CCT and the Senate Standing Rules forgery case at the High Court of Criminal Justice.

    • FuzzyLogic

      Incompetence dreads publicity. You’d prefer for the nincompoops in power to continue to trash the country unchecked. I will welcome any light shed on the this administration is run no matter where or who it comes from.

      • Ade Omowest

        By the way, who exactly are your so called ‘nincompoops’ or simply put ‘the fools’ in government? Just give us their names and let us compare their integrity to your preferred Rogue Senate President Bukola Saraki who has been indicted both locally and internationally as a thief and looter of the Kwara State treasury in particular and Nigeria in general. A fraudster and pretender as the head of Nigerian NASS waiting to face a long term jail (no matter how long it takes to convict him) in Kuje or Kirikiri for his fake asset declaration and fraudulent forging of Senate Rules.

  • eze

    Accountable my foot!

  • Maria

    Ogbologbo….ole…You know about holding people accountable? You that you stole billions? You refused to be held accountable yet you want to hold other people who are trying to fix the economy you looted dead? You are a joker! A comedian!

    • Emeka

      Comedian ke? He’s a thief and a killer.

    • what is your job? if you’re making accusations why didn’t you do anything if true? duh

      • Maria

        Just wait… you will soon see…but then you are going to come here and cry persecution…by the way, when did Saraki become your hero?

  • Justice and Fairness

    This is really getting extremely absurd. Saraki of all people now vowing to help fix the economy! This man currently indicted in cases of serious theft, who allegedly stole Trade Bank, Société General Bank, and Kwara state blind, and brought all down to their knees. A man still standing trial for a celebrated case of fantastic acts of corruption, crude fraudulent acts and naked theft, is now vowing to ask questions on the dying economy. O God, what really is the sin of Nigeria and Nigerians that you’ve decided to expose us to this humiliation in the hands of this man who we believe ought to be in handcuffs, behind bars in kirikiri. God please forgive us. Wake us up from this nightmare!

    • Emeka

      My dear if you think you are surprised to this charade by this armed robber, Saraki, then wait until you see people like us who have asked the above question umpteen times, as to how God has decided to allow us lost in a well of shame. That man has no shame, and virtually all of them in the senate and House of Representatives have no shame. When OBJ called them thieves, people called for his head, but the truth is gradually unfolding.

  • bigbang

    Why not pass a bill called economic recovery act?

    Measures to improve ease of doing business. Remove red tape and etc.

  • bigbang

    Saraki is busy with blame game and finding scapegoat. Well don’t worry your time will soon come to an end. Enjoy it while it last.

    • Sword of Damocles

      my brother, you have the right idea, but our people no dey hear word.

      You wrote: “Pass the anti money laundry bill”

      President Jonathan signed into law,the Money Laundering Act of 2011, then promptly proceeded to violate his own law using ONSA. and other sundry looting techniques. Ps, the law prohibits transactions exceeding 5milion naira. Now consider the sums of monies in the news lately, and you will comprehend the level of the criminality that occurred during the Jonathan administration

  • Sword of Damocles

    This traitor, looter & betrayer has long forgotten the Ballistic(armored) Mercedes Limo He demanded(cried for) to be purchased for him JUST THIS YEAR…. in a recession. Boi, don’t you wish we all had the PATRIOTISM of the Senate President and his band of marauders?. Using the SP’s verbiage, The Nigerian Masses NEED TO HOLD THE NASS accountable for their profligate spending & looting. Pass a law to CAP NASS salaries. 250,000 naira PER YR is more than enough.

  • Justice and Fairness

    This is really getting extremely absurd. Saraki of all people now vowing to help fix the economy! This man currently indicted in cases of serious theft, who allegedly stole Trade Bank, Société General Bank, and Kwara state blind, and brought all down to their knees. A man still standing trial for a celebrated case of fantastic acts of corruption, crude fraudulent acts and naked theft, is now vowing to ask questions on the dying economy. O God, what really is the sin of Nigeria and Nigerians that you’ve decided to expose us to this humiliation in the hands of this man who we believe ought to be in handcuffs, behind bars in kirikiri. God please forgive us. Wake us up from this nightmare!

    • FEMI A USA

      “sin of Nigeria and Nigerians” Is act of not being a reactionary. You guys are too religious and the land is a land of thieves.

  • wally

    Saraki should hold himself accountable first to Kwara people for looting the state dry. No road is motorable today in the whole of Kwara state, workers are not paid their salaries because once Bukola deducted his percentage from Kwara allocation the remaining amount is not enough to pay full salary for workers so the money must be kept in the bank to yield interest While Kwara people are dying from starvation.

  • FEMI A USA

    The land of fantastically corrupt people and deplorable thieves. Go figure.

  • Jasper

    See who wants to hold others accountable. Barao Banza!!

  • Adamu Ndagi

    Until when you, Saraki had accounted for your own account, we can now hold others accountable. Charity begins at home. You firstly show and provide sincere and transparent leadership.

  • favourtalk

    see this guy, who is keeping check of your own work and deeds, abeggi, pack well