In spite of the daunting challenges the country is facing at the moment, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has assured that the President Muhammadu Buhari administration is determined to surmount them and bring back the country in the right track.
He, however, called on Nigerians to continue to pray for the president and other government officials in this trying moment of the nation’s history.
Speaking during Christmas service at Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN) Gwarangah, Bogoro Local Government Area of Bauchi State, Dogara said every generation has had its own peculiar share of challenges but expressed hope that Nigeria will soon surmount hers.
The Speaker, however, noted that in recent weeks and days “many people have been asking where is the change? What is the future of this country?”
He reminded the congregation that Nigeria is not the only country facing some challenges in the world, as he noted that “Europe is struggling with refugees, Arab countries are in turmoil while some countries are even failed states.
Here in Nigeria, the greatest challenge is that of drop in revenue and income distribution, which he said are problems that were inherited saying, “before this government took over, workers in many states were not paid salaries for months, our economy badly damaged, there was massive looting”.
Expressing optimism for a better tomorrow, Dogara said: “We have a leadership that has emerged with a will to take the challenges. Of course it will take time. The president was humble enough to apologise to Nigerians for the hardship over fuel scarcity.
“Every generation has come with some peculiar problems and also come with men and women that will help overcome those challenges.
“That is the message of hope that I bring to you. Working together we will be able to solve those problems”.
Mr. Dogara also urged Nigerians to remain steadfast in prayers for the country’s leaders, adding, “We should all pray for the president for divine wisdom and also all leaders because when they do well, our people will do well”.