Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo, and the
President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, on Saturday, October 1, both
expressed hope that Nigeria’s economy will bounce back to life.
The duo made this known in separate
interviews with State House Correspondents, at the end of the
Presidential Change of Guards Parade, organised to mark Nigeria’s 56th
independence day anniversary, inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
They both expressed the belief that Nigeria will soon emerge from its current challenges, to become a better nation.
According Osinbajo, he was convinced that Nigeria would soon begin to witness growth in all facets of life.
”I think it is a time for a lot of
hope and expectation. I think that in the next few years, we will
demonstrate the real capacity of our country, in every facet of our
life. We will prevail,” Osinbajo noted.
Saraki on the other hand, urged Nigerians to cooperate with their leaders, with a view to moving the country forward.
Saraki said, although things are tough, Nigeria has the wherewithal to weather the storm.
On the Legislative efforts to revive the
economy, he said, the National Assembly had already come up with a
20-point resolution for the Executive, that will assist the country come
out of recession.
“Well, things are tough. I have said it
many times, that we must face reality. I don’t think it is
insurmountable. I believe that we can do it.
“Like I said earlier, we have stayed
united; we have stayed focused, determined and hard-working. It is not
something that we cannot achieve. The potentials are there. We will
“Already, as you have seen, we have sat down to address the important issue, which is the economy.
“We have come out with about 20-point
resolutions to the Executive, that we think they should do. We also have
about four for ourselves. And we have started doing it already.
“The last session, we started addressing
some of these issues, that we are sure will make us come out of this
recession in a short while. We will start preparing for 2017 Budget, to
ensure that there will be release of funds that would be spent to do
“On the issue of the Niger Delta, we
will also be favourably disposed, to looking at the budget of amnesty
programme in 2017, to send the right signal. This is what we are looking
“We understand the challenges, and we will play our own role to ensure we get out of it,” Saraki said.