By Wahab Akanji, Abuja
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has reassured Nigerians that the economic hardship brought about by the recession in the country will soon be over.
Series of protests for and against government policies were held in some parts of the country on Monday.
In a statement titled “WE ARE COMMITTED TO ENGAGEMENT WITH OUR PEOPLE, & FIXING THE ECONOMY”, which was personally signed by Osinbajo, he commended the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, and his officers for handling the protests with professionalism and respect for the rights of citizens.
He said: “We are committed to a continuous engagement with our people to explain government policies, receive advice and criticism.
“Cabinet Ministers have gone round 8 States so far holding town hall meetings, the most recent was yesterday in Ilorin. There will be more of such meetings in the other States that are yet to be visited.
“With complete focus on improving the economy every day, the recession will soon be history.” he stated