Mr Murtala Sodangi, a member of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, has appealed to Nigerians for patience with President Muhammadu Buhari as he strives to address the nation’s economic woes.
Sodangi, who represents Nasarawa Central constituency (APC), made the appeal in an interview with newsmen. on Sunday in Nasarawa, Nasarawa Local Government Area of the state. The lawmaker also appealed to Nigerians not to lose faith in the party as it worked with the president to end the recession. He said that what was currently needed was ceaseless prayers for the country’s economy to improve and not apportioning blame.
He added that “as a lawmaker and the people’s representative, I want to appeal to my electorate and other Nigerians for more patience. “We must not lose hope in President Buhari’s administration because of the present hardship the country is going through. “As a lawmaker, I am telling Nigerians that it is not time to apportion blame to anybody over the present economic challenges.
“Rather, it is time for Nigerians to intensify prayers for God’s intervention in order to overcome both the economic challenges and security challenges facing some parts of the country.” According to him, the Federal Government has many good policies on ground to address the challenges, and a little more patience and support is what the government needs to succeed. Sodangi assured his constituents of continued commitment to initiate people-oriented programmes in order to better their standard of living and solicited their support to enable him succeed.
He advised the youths and other Nigerians to be law abiding, respect constituted authority and to shun negative tendencies in the interest of peace and the socio-economic development of the country. The lawmaker urged the people of the state and other Nigerians to live in peace and tolerate one another, irrespective of ethnicity, religion and political affiliation.