By Levinus Nwabughiogu
ABUJA – Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has expressed happiness over the latest report released by the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS indicating that Nigeria has finally exited recession.
In a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media & Public Affairs, Turaki Hassan, the Speaker, said, the House of Representatives is happy with the performance of the economy in the last quarter.
He said this positive result is an indication that the economic policies of the APC administration are on track and the task ahead is sustained efforts by both the Executive and the Legislature in fast tracking program implementation for even more rapid economic growth and development.
“We must now channel our energies towards measured aimed at job creation for the millions of our people, address the widening socio-economic inequalities and creating opportunities for all Nigerians
“The House of Representatives will more than ever before step up its partnership with the Executive in this regard by introducing as well as supporting all measures designed to blossom the economy and put food on the tables of all Nigerians.
“This informed the passage of the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission bill which should go a long way in attracting foreign direct investment, create job opportunities for our people and provide healthy and conducive business environment for the private sector to thrive.
“We will implore the President to assent to this revolutionary bill as soon as it is concurred by the Senate and transmitted to him”, the Speaker said.