Recession may provide turning point for economy – Ekweremadu

*Ike Ekweremadu, Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate.

*Ike Ekweremadu, Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate.

Oscarline Onwuemenyi

13 September 2016, Sweetcrude, Abuja – The Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, yesterday said the current economic recession the country could provide the turning point from an oil-driven economy to real prosperity.

Ekweremadu in his Eid-el-Kabir message signed by his media aide, Uche Anichukwu, noted 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 succour. They don’t care whether you are APC or are 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,” he said.

He enjoined Muslims to use the period to pray for the nation’s quick recovery from the current economic recession, expressing confidence that Nigerians, working together, could heal the nation’s economy.

He, 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 the present situation.

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