Monday, January 30, 2017

 If Mega Party Will Help Our Economy, I Don’t Have Problem With it - Saraki

President of the Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki, has declared that he is not against the emergence of the new mega party so long as it pushes Nigeria’s economy forward.

He made the declaration during an interview programme on Channels Television.

According to Saraki, “If the mega party will see us pushing Nigeria’s economy forward, I don’t have problem. Like I have said to many people, my focus now is on the economy.”

His remark is coming at a time when a new political party believed to be the mega party, Action Democratic Party, ADP, submitted requirements for registration to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

Admitting that the All Progressives Congress, APC, made some mistakes on assumption of power, he said, “It’s been tough. There are many things we should have done differently; we didn’t manage the success well in the early stage. But it’s a learning curve.

“Here is a party that hasn’t been in power for so many years. But we are making progress. I mean look at the budget process. Compare now to last year, you will see that the process is better, and it’s going to get better as we go on.”

He also assured that the upper legislative chambers would not delay in the passage of the 2017 budget.

“We are going to put everything in place, we will back in the 21st, hopefully by then reports will start coming in, plus or minus three weeks by the time we come back.

“The national assembly will open up its budget in 2017, yes in my own time,” he said.

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