Senate President Bukola Saraki has expressed optimism that Nigeria will overcome the present economic recession just as he said the leaders in the country too are feeling the pain.
Speaking to State House correspondents shortly after observing the Friday Jumat Prayer with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Rock Villa, Abuja, Saraki said with the cooperation and support of everyone, the country would overcome the challenge.
While urging all Nigerians to continue to pray for the success of the government, he, however, wished Nigerians, especially the Muslim faithful, a happy Sallah celebration.
He also assured that once the Senate resumes from its two months recess, they will continue to play their own role to ensure that things get better.
“With prayer Insha Allahu, we will overcome it (economic recession). The most important thing is for us to stay together and give the President support and continue to believe in this great country that we all have and be rest assured that we will all weather the storm and scale through together.
“Once again, as a country in this period, we will continue to pray. On Sunday, the day of Arafat, we offer prayer for our leaders and President so that we can do what is right, because we feel the pain; we know what the country is going through.
Because there is no Nigerian with blood flowing through that will not know that things are difficult now and we pray that with God’s guidance, He will see us through” Saraki said.