The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki says Nigeria requires a viable economy that has the potential to provide jobs and opportunities for over seventy percent of the nation’s population under the age of forty.
Dr. Saraki stated this at a visit to consult stakeholders of Peoples Democratic Party over his Presidential ambition at Government House Abakaliki.
The Senate President was accompanied by some personalities including Senator Dino Melaye.
Others who accompanied the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki were a former National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Kawu Baraje, Senator Clifford Odia representing Edo Central, Senator Chukwuka Utazi representing Enugu North and a Former Presidential Spokesman, Dr. Doyin Okupe.
Dr. Saraki described as worrisome recent designation of Nigeria as one of the countries with the highest number of poor people and stressed the need for citizens to join hands in the fight against factors impeding the nation’s development.
He attributed part of the problem facing the country to lack of inclusiveness in the nation’s economic development, pointing out that time had come to harness the potential of various States to move the nation forward.
Governor David Umahi described the Senate President as a dynamic Leader and urged him to ensure that Nigeria was united under his leadership at the National Assembly.
He called on the Legislature to collaborate with the Executive to work out an amnesty for looters of the nation’s treasury and strengthen the capacity of anti-corruption agencies.
The Deputy Governor of the State, Dr. Kelechi Igwe commended the Senate President for defending the tenets of democracy in the country.
Dr. Igwe also used the opportunity to present Expression of Interest and Nomination Forms procured by expanded members of the State Executive Council to Governor Umahi.