By Henry Umoru & Joseph Erunke
ABUJA—SENATE President, Bukola Saraki, has identified discipline, prudent management of resources and exploration of neglected mineral resources as ingredients Nigeria need to revamp its ailing economy.
He also noted that the entire world was facing similar challenging times but assured that the country’s present situation was a temporary challenge, and expressed hope that the citizens would soon be happy.
Saraki, in a statement to mark this year’s Democracy Day, signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, said: “What the country needs to overcome the situation are discipline, prudent management of her resources and and exploration of hitherto neglected areas in creating national wealth.
“I can assure our people that the present economic problem is a temporary challenge. We will all be happy very soon. It is for this reason that, as I congratulate our people on this occasion of Democracy Day, I call on them to continue to pray for the government and support all efforts aimed at ensuring that we all reap the dividends of democracy.
‘’We should remember that tough times do not last but tough people do. God bless Nigeria; God bless Nigerian,”
He said in the last 17 years, the electorate had become more discerning and sophisticated as the nation had got to the point that people elected to the various offices were now conscious of the fact that they were under constant watch.