The Deputy Senate President noted that fiscal policy and tax reforms that guarantee a nation’s survival must be central to the nation’s policies and governance.
The Deputy President of the Senate, Barau Jibrin, has assured Nigerians of the 10th Assembly’s commitment to ensure strong fiscal policy and tax reforms for the nation’s survival.
Barau gave the assurance at a 2-day Senator’s retreat centered on Fiscal Policy and Tax Reforms put together by the National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS) at Ikot Ikpene, on Thursday.
He said, “In a world of great economic challenges, only nations that are endowed with great thinkers can break through. This equally requires thinking outside the box. Therefore, fiscal policy and tax reforms that guarantee a nation’s survival without adding to the economic woes of its citizenry must be central to the nation’s policies and governance.
Our assignment, I dare say, has been made quite interesting, because the nation’s chief executive officer, His Excellency, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu (GCFR), the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has true to type, put together a cabinet of time-tested, highly qualified technocrats, who are committed and great professionals, whose wealth of experience, Nigeria needs at this critical moment in her life,” he said.
According to him, the aim of the retreat is to participate in the discussion of the necessary Fiscal Policy and Tax Reforms to realise the executive arm of the government’s 8-point agenda.
“Our job is therefore well cut out for us. We are to identify the policies, reforms, and other economic plans in tandem with the thinking of the executive arm of government.
Graciously, this Senate is blessed with some of the best minds the nations can offer, given our professionalism, capacities, and proven abilities. We are therefore at the Retreat to bring to bear these qualities to change the prospects of our dear nation.
This specialized Retreat, organized by NILDS in collaboration with the leadership of the Senate will no doubt equip all members of Nigeria’s Senate with cutting-edge knowledge in Fiscal Policy and Tax Reforms,” he added.