The Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, Timi Frank, has said that Nigerians expects so much from the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.
A statement by Frank on Thursday in Abuja urged the members of the National Assembly to work with the executive and find innovative ways of resolving the nation’s economic problems.
Specifically, Frank said Nigerians expected more from the All Progressives Congress-led Federal Government in the light of the biting economic recession facing the country.
The party’s spokesperson urged the legislators to treat the issue of economic recession besetting the country as a national emergency and come up with recommendations capable of taking the country out of the wood.
He said, “Nigerians are anxiously waiting for the resumption of their representatives to the National Assembly so as to join President Muhammadu Buhari’s team in the struggle to bring succour to Nigerians.”
He also dismissed the calls by a faction of the Peoples Democratic Party for the resignation of Buhari.
The spokesman described such calls as baseless and self-serving propaganda, adding that Nigerians would not be deceived into believing the President did not have the nation’s interest at heart.
The APC chieftain described the biting economic recession as a global problem, adding that, “It is expected of leaders at all levels to ensure the well-being of their citizens.”
The statement partly read, “I want to commend the leadership of the Senate under Senator Bukola Saraki and the leadership of the House of Representative under Mr. Yakubu Dogara for their commitment at ensuring that the APC government succeeds.
“I must, at this point in time, tell the National Assembly leadership not to shy away from telling the executive the bitter truth even if it will cost some ministers and managers of our economy their jobs for the sake of Nigerians and the betterment of our economy.
“In the light of this, I want to support the promise made by the Senate President recently that, upon resumption, the National Assembly will make tough recommendations to Mr. President. Nigerians are waiting.
“Both the Senate and the House of Representatives should employ the services of experts on what to do urgently to take the nation out of recession before it gets to depression. May God forbid. Even our opposition lawmakers, at this point, should forget about their political affiliations and join hands with the country’s leadership for the sake of Nigeria.”