By Wahab Akanji, Abuja
A former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has urged Nigerians of quick end to the current economic recession, saying the problem will soon give way to economic prosperity.
In a statement issued by his media office to mark Muslim Sallah celebrations on Saturday, Atiku said while it might take some time to get out of the current situation, so much need to be done to achieve economic prosperity as a lot of things were left undone for too long by past leaders.
While felicitiating with Muslims on the celebration of the festival of Eid el-Kabir celebration, Atiku who is a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) also enjoined them to use the opportunity provided by the celebrations to reflect on the state of the nation and be their brothers’ keepers.
He said Nigerians should celebrate like other people in the world in spite of the economic situation facing the country, assuring them that this storm will pass away.
He said the Sallah celebration calls for sober reflection, prayers, cooperation and the display of solidarity among Nigerians so that no one feels left out.
He called on Nigerians to 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.