Dwindling Economy: Mark Advocates Stronger Public, Private Partnership

President of the Senate

By Olusegun Emmanuel, Abuja.
The President of the Senate, Senator David Mark  today took stock of the dwindling fortune of the nation’s economy and called for stronger public and private sectors participation to salvage the situation.

Speaking when the executive members of Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI)visited him in Abuja, Senator Mark said such a collaboration would get the ailing economy out of the woods.

Senator Mark also requested the the organized private sector to participate in the policy  initiation and formulation so that implementation or execution would not be a challenge.

He stressed the need for continuity of government policies  just as he decried a situation where good policies were jettisoned on account of the end of a  tenure of the previous administration.

“Good policies no matter who initiated them must be sustained by the succeeding administration irrespective of different political affiliations.
Tribe or religion must not affect the implementation of good policies,” the senate president stated.

He stressed the need for Nigerians to participate in government, “because we want democracy not just to be representational but participatory in Nigeria”.

Earlier, the Deputy President of LCCI Dr. Nike Akande  briefed the Senate President  on  the forthcoming conference on the state of the economy of the nation  in September 25, 2014 in Lagos.

Dr. Akande urged government to put measures in place to ensure that the forthcoming electioneering campaign does not negatively affect the economy.