The Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, yesterday noted that the current economic recession in the country could prove the turning point from an oil dependent economy to real prosperity.
The deputy Senate president, who stated this in his Eid el-Kabir message, stressed that the present economic challenges were not beyond redemption.
“I warned long ago that elections had come and gone and we should move from politics to governance. It is time for governance and we must bring all capable hands on the deck, irrespective of political, religious or ethnic backgrounds.
“Nigerians are facing hard times and all they are interested in are positive results and urgent succor. They don’t care whether you are APC or PDP or whether you are North or South.
“The good news is that capable hands abound in the country. We must assemble them and give them both the mandate and liberty to help the president’s team to revamp the nation’s economy”, Ekeremadu said in the statement signed by his media aide, Uche Anichukwu.
While enjoining the Muslim faithful to use the period to pray for the nation’s quick recovery from the current economic recession, the deputy Senate president expressed confidence that Nigerians, working together, could heal the nation’s economy.
Senator Ekweremadu, however, noted that prayers alone were not enough and urged President Muhammadu Buhari to look beyond party affiliation to constitute a special economic squad to rescue the nation from present situation.