Governments Not Treating Current Recession With The Required Urgency – Senator Adeola
SAN FRANCISCO, September 07, (THEWILL) – The lawmaker representing Lagos-West Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Sen. Solomon Adeola has expressed worries that government at all levels were not treating the current economic recession facing the country with the urgency it requires.
While noting that the recession was not peculiar to Nigeria, he tasked the various levels of government “to ensure that its duration is not unduly prolonged with untold suffering and even deaths for majority of our people.”
The Vice-Chairman of the Senate Committee on Communications stated this on Tuesday in a statement issued by his Media Adviser, Mr. Kayode Odunaro.
The statement reads, “The difference here is that not much is being done to assure the people that government is on top of the situation in terms of marshalling out implementable policies to address the plight of groups that are hardest hit by the continuing recession.
“I must say that one has yet to see any urgency in providing palliatives for the poor and collapsing industries and other corporate bodies leading to serious job losses and a growing sense of despair among the general population. Experience in the past shows that one of the most reliable ways to tackle recession is to spend money on productive sector as well as welfarist spending to put money in the pockets of the poor.”