Nigeria

Speaker Dogara urges federal govt to attend to needs with direct bearings on Nigerians

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has reiterated the need for the Federal Government to attend to needs that have direct bearings on the lives of Nigerians.

A statement issued on Sunday by Turaki Hassan, his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, quoted Dogara as saying that “2018 presents an opportunity for stock taking.

“And a strong resolve to sustain the gains of Nigeria’s exit from economic recession.

“Improvement of the economy, security and welfare of Nigerians must remain our priority in the New Year.

“Although employment generation and wealth creation remain priorities of our All Progressives Congress (APC)-led administration, it is imperative for us to create more employment opportunities for the youth and women in order to underscore our drive for economic recovery and growth.”

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Dogara said, “We should also endeavour to attend to those needs that have direct bearing on the lives of the people and dire consequences on our nation, as democracy cannot succeed where poverty thrives.

“On our part in the House of Representatives, we will continue to pass laws that will better the lives of Nigerians, create conducive business environment for investments and secure the lives and properties of Nigerians.”

The speaker, who commended the resilience and determination of Nigerians in the midst of daunting challenges, expressed optimism that better days were ahead.

He urged Nigerians to renew their commitment to sustain the nation’s unity and progress in 2018 and also draw from the lessons of 2017 to strengthen the bonds of unity, solidarity and peace.

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Dogara urged Nigerians to continue to demonstrate love and exhibit compassion toward one another by extending hands of support to the less privileged as well as vulnerable members of the society.

“As a people, we must continue to imbibe the spirit of togetherness and love for one another.

“We must also support government at all levels by contributing our quota in the generation of wealth and alleviation of poverty in the land,” he said.

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