The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, on Sunday felicitated with Muslims in the country as they celebrate the Eid-el-Kabir festival, urging them to pray for peace and quick recovery of the country’s economy.
The member of the Senate representing Lagos-West Senatorial District, Senator Solomon Adeola, also enjoined all Muslim faithful and all Nigerians “to continue to persevere and pray for peace and progress as the nation is facing a tough economic climate due to recession”.
Saraki, in his Sallah message signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, urged Nigerians to remain steadfast and committed to the cause of one, united and developed country.
He noted that despite the current economic challenges, the country and its people had all that was required to come out better and stronger.
Saraki said, “Truly, times are tough but we are a tough people too. Therefore, I have no doubt that we shall overcome our present economic setback sooner than anticipated, if we all commit to the ideals of nation building.
“I also enjoin every one of us to contribute in strengthening the bond of unity and oneness that exists among us. This, I believe, will spur us to avoid negative tendencies that could derail our efforts at ensuring faster economic revival and socio-political stability.”
Adeola was quoted in a statement by his Media Adviser, Kayode Odunaro, as saying the present economic downturn was “a passing phase that will soon be over with correct government policies and people’s cooperation with government”.