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Economy: Senate, Reps Leadership In Secret Meeting; Plot United Position

Teddy Nwanunobi, Abuja

There is indication that leadership of the Senate and the House of Representatives have met behind doors in what close watchers said is a move to unite both chambers and make sure that they take common position on issues affecting Nigerians.

Top on the agenda, a trusted source at the meeting said, was how to frontally address issues in the management of the economy.

The meeting, which The UNION understands, lasted for two and a half hours, was held in the private residence of the senate president.

Present also were members of the Senate leadership and their counterparts in the House of Representatives led by Speaker Yakubu Dogara.

The legislative leaders discussed and agreed that the two chambers should always take common position and present a united front on all national issues by seeking to harmonize their stands.

The economic recession in the country was discussed and it was agreed that the House should also take time to deliberate on the development and come out with recommendations that can help the executive arm of government in reviving the ailing national economy. The various positions are to be harmonized.

“Also, we agreed to fast-track the various bills awaiting concurrence in the two chambers before they are presented to President Muhammadu Buhari for assent. We also deliberated on the need to create better working relationship and hold regular meetings so that we can always be on the same page on all issues”, a legislator who participated in the meeting said.

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