Senate eyes 7.5 million jobs with economic bills

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Senate President Bukola Saraki

The Senate is targeting 7.5 million jobs and poverty reduction by 16.4 per cent, with 11 economic bills now receiving accelerated consideration. Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki stated this in his welcome address read on the floor of the Senate yesterday as the lawmakers resumed plenary from the end-of-the-year break.

He urged the relevant committees to fast-rack work on the bills for quick passage and submission to the executive alongside the 2017 budget.

Saraki also stated that the 2017 “ 2019 Medium Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper (MTEF/FSP) would be debated and passed this week, while the consideration on the 2017 Appropriation Bill would occupy the three sitting days of next week.

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