OrderPaperToday – The continuous crash of the naira against the dollar has attracted the attention of the National Assembly.
The Senate on Thursday summoned the Central Bank of Nigeria( CBN) Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele to appear before it by 11:00 a.m. Tuesday next week to give explanations on the issue.
This decision followed a Point of Order raised by the Leader of the Senate, Sen. Ali Ndume.
The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki subsequently directed Sen. Ndume to convey senate’s resolution to the CBN governor.
“Leader, you convey and invite the Central Bank Governor to come on Tuesday by 11 to present this before the senate,’’ Saraki ruled.
In his point of order, Ndume said it was expedient for the Senate to invite the CBN governor to brief it because “as at today, Naira is exchanged for 305 Naira to one dollar.”
He said further: “In view of this worrisome situation and the fact that we all know that this country depends so much on imported materials and even food.
“There is a need for this senate to as a matter of urgency call, invite or summon the governor of CBN to explain this situation and to provide the necessary solution to this situation.”