Senate summons CBN governor over state of economy, weak Naira

ABUJA- THE Senate summoned the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria ( CBN), Olayemi Cardoso, to appear before it on Tuesday next week on the state of the economy and free flow of Naira at the forex market.

The Senate is summoning the CBN Governor through Senator Adetokunbo Abiru, APC Lagos East led Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and Other Financial Institutions.

The Committee hurriedly met on Wednesday when Naira jumped to N1,520 to a US dollar and resolved to summon the CBN governor on the way out.

Speaking with Journalists after the meeting held behind closed doors, Senator Abiru who noted that the state of the economy, especially the inflation index was of great concern to the lawmakers, said “We have held a meeting this afternoon essentially to focus on the direction of the Nigerian economy.

“We are all living witnesses of what is going on. Underlining the major issue of the economy is the way the inflation index has been and of course, it is a major concern to us.

“We have deliberated among ourselves. Critical issues were addressed and we believe that the next line of action is to summon the governor of the Central Bank on Tuesday at 3 O’clock to brief us properly on the state of the economy.

“That we have resolved and will communicate to the governor of the Central Bank after which we will have further communication with members of the press..”

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