Senator Bukola Saraki
Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has promised that the eighth Senate would work with the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure that the policies and programmes of the administration aimed at reviving the economy are sustained on a long term basis.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sanni Onogu, in Abuja on Sunday, Saraki stated this when he received the national executive of the Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society (NMGS) led by its President, Professor Olugbenga Okunola.
The Senate President, according to the statement, said the senate was on a mission to ensure that the country harnesses her non-oil resources and achieve full diversification of the economy.
“For us in the 8th Senate we have said it that our focus is to continue to give support to those sectors of our economy that will provide employment, increase the earnings of government and the growth of the economy in general.
“And if you are talking about the growth of the economy, you have to give particular consideration to the mining sector. And what do we need to do to get that done? I want to assure you that the message I will like you to take away is that the 8th Senate is ready to give all the support in ensuring that we truly begin to harness the hitherto unexplored and neglected potentials that we have.
“We have been talking about these potentials for a long time. It is time to talk about realising the potentials and translating them to economic power. That is our own vision and mission.
“We have all seen the downside of being a mono-product economy. We are all suffering from it now. When you see what is happening to our revenues, our foreign exchange inflows and particularly what is happening …Read More
Source:: PM Newspaper