Speaking to newsmen on Thursday, September 15, the Senator representing Sokoto Central, Senator Aliyu Wamakko of the All Progressive Congress, APC, expressed hopefulness and confidence that Nigeria will soon overcome her present economic woes, adding that the recovery of Nigeria from economic recession called for the collective resolve of all citizens.
The lawmaker and former governor of Sokoto State stated that Nigeria has been through similar crisis in the past and made it came through, though he did not give instances. He said:
“Nigeria has experienced such obnoxious travails in the past; the nation bitterly passed through difficulties and successfully overcame them. Even now, I am truly confident that these unfortunate difficulties will soon be part of our history by the special grace of the Almighty Allah, they will soon be gone and gone for good.”
Sen. Aliyu Wamakko admitted that Nigerians in all sectors of the economy have been subjected to hardship as a result of the current challenges, hence, the need for a quick fix. He therefore, called on for the collective resolve of Nigerians and their leaders to conquer the difficulties posed by recession.
“I am also confident that, we will overcome all the challenges we are facing as a nation, this country belongs to all of us whether we are journalists, politicians, teachers, governors, president or of any other status.
“Nigeria belongs to all of us and we should work together to ensure the stability, progress and unity of the country at all times.
“Nobody will do it for us, but only us as Nigerians can collectively salvage the country. As Nigerians, we should be more patriotic in all that we do by putting the interest of Nigeria first.
Advising all Nigerians to buckle up and be committed to taking the nation out of its present state of depression, Aliyu Wamakko, pointed out that it was the only plausible panacea, rather than waiting for miracles. “I strongly believe that there will be light at the end of the tunnel”, he added.