The decision was the outcome of the meeting of the Senate and House of Representatives principal officers, hosted by Senate President, Bukola Saraki, at his private residence on Wednesday night, September 21st, 2016, according to PUNCH report.
One of the principal officers of the Senate, who pleaded anonymity, told PUNCH that the leadership of both chambers deliberated extensively on the current economic situation in the country and came up with some pragmatic solutions.
The source said the meeting agreed that the President should first be invited to tell the federal parliamentarians the specific steps that his administration is taking to take Nigeria out of recession.
He said, “It was Speaker Yakubu Dogara, who led the House of Representatives’ team to the meeting, that suggested the idea and it was adopted by leaders of both chambers.
“The president was asked to come and brief us on the specific efforts he had taken with his economic team to tackle the recession.”