House to Commence 2024 Policy Brief Series Today

•To feature CBN Governor, FIRS Chair, Ministers of Finance, Budget and Planning

Juliet Akoje in Abuja

The House of Representatives is set to hold the second edition of its Sectoral Debates/Dialogue today, as part of its periodic Policy Brief Series.

It also disclosed that this edition of the dialogue billed for the financial sector was scheduled to feature key stakeholders in the sector such as the Minister of Finance, Minister of Budget and Planning, Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue (FIRS).

According to the statement issued by the spokesperson of the House of Representatives, Hon. Akin Rotimi, yesterday, the Clerk of the House, Dr. Yahaya Danzaria, disclosed this in a communication titled “Notice of Sectoral Debates with Financial Sector Stakeholders.”

Rotimi stated that the communication notified Members of the Dialogue while encouraging them to prepare contributions that would enrich the quality of the debates.

He revealed that, “Agenda One: Strengthening Good Governance” of the People’s House Legislative Agenda, the series forms part of initiatives by the Rt Hon. Abbas Tajudeen-led House to promote transparency and accountability in government operations.

“The Debates Series also has ‘strengthening of legislative oversight of key Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of Government’, as well as the ‘promotion of smooth legislative-executive relationships for good governance’ as its objectives.”

He recalled that upon resumption of plenary for the year, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Abbas Tajudeen, had noted that the State of the economy was of grave concern to the House, while stressing that the country was grappling with numerous hurdles impeding our growth trajectory.

Abbas further underscored the need for the legislative arm to align efforts with the executive arm towards ensuring that its initiatives are effectively implemented and yield tangible results for every Nigerian.

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