We’ll over­come this hard­ship, Saraki as­sures Nige­ri­ans

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Romoke W. Ah­mad, Ilorin

The Se­nate Pres­i­dent, Dr Bukola Saraki has pleaded with Nige­ri­ans to bear with the Fed­eral Govern­ment over the pre­vail­ing eco­nomic hard­ship and promised that the Se­nate will col­lab­o­rate with the Pres­i­dency to find a quick so­lu­tion to it.

The Se­nate pres­i­dent said dur­ing an in­ter­ac­tion with news­men yes­ter­day while he was on an un­sched­uled in­spec­tion visit to the site of the pro­posed Sheik Muham­mad Kamaldeen Univer­sity, Ogidi, Ilorin, that the no­tice­able im­prove­ment in this month’s rev­enue al­lo­ca­tions to states from the fed­er­a­tion ac­count was pleas­ing, and ev­ery­thing should be done to sus­tain the tempo.

“I am con­fi­dent that al­most all lo­cal gov­ern­ments should be able to pay full salaries to their work­ers in the coun­try. The mes­sage is to en­sure through over­sight func­tion that we en­sure the ex­ec­u­tive gets all rev­enue due to it,” he said.

Saraki said the pre­vail­ing eco­nomic sit­u­a­tion had been a try­ing one for the coun­try and all over the world but that lead­ers must take on the chal­lenge.

“It’s been a very dif­fi­cult pe­riod for all of us in Nige­ria and all over the world but that is not the is­sue be­cause that is why we as lead­ers were voted for and we must take on the chal­lenge, work hard and think out of the box,” he said.

He as­sured of ad­e­quate sup­port to make the dreams of es­tab­lish­ing the Sheikh Muhammed Kamaldeen Univer­sity a re­al­ity.

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