Some Senators has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to sack some of his ministers and inject tested hands into his team.
The Senate’s immediate focus is on the economy and other critical sectors.
The senators resumed plenary yesterday (Tuesday) after weeks of recess.
The Senate brain stormed on the current economic crisis and the steps needed to salvage the problem.
To begin, the house agreed to invite the executive to explain to Nigerians steps being taken to restore the economy.
During plenary, deputy Senate president, Ike Ekweremadu, advocated for the reshuffling or sacking of Buhari’s cabinet so as to enable him put competent persons in critical sectors.
The deputy Senate president was critical on the lackluster performance of Minister of finance, Kemi Adeosun.
Ekweremadu described her stint in the finance ministry as a total failure.
According to Ike Ekweremadu, “Distinguished Senators, look at my friend Senator Udoma Egba, Minister of Budget and National Planning, as a lawyer, what can he do?
“He can be at his best in a sector related to his area of competence.
“Mr. Senate President, we have to tell ourselves the truth at this time of the day, Buhari’s economic team have failed and they should be sacked.
Senate Leader, Ali Ndume, in his speech charged Senators to be focused, noting that the current economic crisis was a global.
“The economic recession was not caused by the present government, but a global one and those countries successfully came out of it,” Ndume said.
Senator Shehu Sani questioned revenue sharing formula for monthly allocations to all tiers of government.
“Nigeria has been in recession and what is happening is that the situation has only been aggravated as a result of laziness and corruption by past administrations,” Sani said.