SENATE PRESIDENT TABLES NIGERIA BEFORE LAGARDE
The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde has met with leaders of the National Assembly.
Although the lawmakers are currently on recess, the Senate President, Bukola Saraki and some lawmakers from the two Chambers of the National Assembly were on ground to receive the IMF boss.
The Chairmen of the Senate Committee on Finance, Senator John Eno and that of Appropriation, Senator Danjuma Goje were also at the meeting.
The Senate President told the IMF boss that Nigeria is experiencing challenging times due to low oil prices and insurgency in the Northeast.
He however said Nigeria is resilient and would surmount these challenges.
Senator Saraki further noted that the National Assembly has a key role to play in ensuring that the government’s policies are sustainable.
Meanwhile the IMF boss in her response told the lawmakers that Nigeria has some tough choices to make and time is of essence