Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara has expressed optimism that Nigeria would overcome the current economic recession and come out stronger.
Dogara made this known while speaking at the celebration of the 20th anniversary of Gombe State in Gombe, on Saturday.
This is just as the Deputy Speaker, Yussuff Lasun, noted that the dark days in Nigeria’s history is over as the ruling All Progressives Congress ( APC) will usher in a better Nigeria.
Dogara in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media & Public Affairs, Turaki Hassan, noted that while other countries went through similar situations and came out of it stronger, Nigeria would also overcome it.
“For Nigerians, I want to urge us to continue to persevere, we are not unmindful of the economic challenges of the time. We are talking of recession it could have been depression. Other nations have gone through recession; through depression but they all came out of it,” he said.
The Speaker added that: “I assure you that Nigeria’s case cannot be different. With the support of all Nigerians we will overcome it. I promise that as leaders, we will all re-dedicate our efforts to ensure that we deliver on time. No matter how dark the night is, it will never prevent the day from breaking. In fact, when it is darkest that is when it is obvious that the dawn will appear .The dawn will appear and the sun will rise again and I assure you that sooner than later we will be there and better things are ahead of us,” he said.
Meanwhile, Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Sulaimon Lasun Yussuff in his congratulatory message to Nigerians stated that there is course to celebrate as the dark days are over.
He said All Progressive Congress (APC) will usher in a new Nigeria.
“There is nothing like freedom or sovereignty, therefore, Nigeria as a nation deserves to enjoy its sovereignty and in doing so we must realize that no nation or people will do it for us but we as people of this nation,” he said.