Former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has stated that the present economic hardship would take time to be overcome.
The former Vice President stated this yesterday in a message for the Muslim Eid el-Kabir celebration.
In a statement from his Media Office in Abuja, the former Vice President, however, expressed the view that considering how challenging basic survival has become, this is the time for all Nigerians without exception, to invoke the spirit of brotherhood and communal fraternity to beat the reality of the hard times. He notes that with mutual help, everyone will come out stronger to see better days”.
Asking Nigerians to put the economic hardship behind them at this time, he said: “Nigerians should go and celebrate like other people in the world in spite of the economic situation that has hit the country hard.”
He added that rather than despair, the occasion calls for sober reflection, prayers, cooperation and the display of solidarity among Nigerians so that no one feels left out.
“Nigerians should continue to work hard, persevere and pray for the success of the policies and measures being put in place by the APC government of President Muhammadu Buhari to restore the nation’s economy to good health and improve the lives of the people.”
Speaking further he said that the situation of things will take some time to improve because a lot was left undone for too long by previous leaders of the country assuring, however, that there is always a silver lining at the end of a dark cloud.
He wished the Muslim faithful and all Nigerians a joyous celebration, urging them to use the opportunity to reflect on the situation in the country and lend one another a shoulder of support.