An official of the Presidency who pleaded not to be mentioned had in a chat with newsmen also disclosed that the Presidency will not dabble into the affairs of the Senate over its decision to question the Finance Minister, Mrs Kemi Adeosun and the Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, on the state of the nation’s economy.
Recall that the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, had last week said the Senate upon resumption will summon managers of the nation’s economy to explain the reasons why the nation is in recession.
Reacting to Saraki’s comment, the official said, “We are not going to engage the Senate on this matter with the ministers involved in the management of the economy because we have a binding pact with the Nigerian people to end corruption and make life better for them.
“The truth of the matter is that President Muhammadu Buhari deeply feels the pains that Nigerians are passing through as a result of the pains inflicted on them through unmitigated corruption and wastefulness of the past and he is working assiduously with his cabinet to alleviate the suffering of Nigerians.
“This is not the time for unnecessary rhetoric to please the audience but a time to do serious work to change the landscape and put food on the table for Nigerians.”