Nigeria @ 60: Senate Leader tells Nigerians to be patient, says challenges are surmountable
The Leader of the Senate and Senator representing Kebbi North Senatorial District, Senator Abdullahi Yahaya Abubakar has told Nigerians to be patient and be happy for the nation at 60th anniversary of independence.
Speaking with our Reporter in Abuja on Wednesday, Senator Abubakar said that efforts to tackle the challenges of Nigeria are in top gear.
“No nation anywhere is without challenges and problems. In Nigeria, there are challenges of unemployment, insecurity, lack of infrastructure and lack of industrialization and all the problems cannot be solved at the same time.
“This means that we have to get our acts together to develop the productive sector of the economy, in order to reduce unemployment.
“Development is a factor of time and generation. The problems we are having today were not created by us but we are trying to see how we can solve them.
“We trying to rehabilitate infrastructure, as you can see we are gradually trying to railway back.
“On the issue of insecurity, we have several panels on security that are trying to find out how to solve the security problems that we have today”, he stated.
The lawmaker appealed to Nigerians to be patient as something is being done positively for a better nation.
Sen. Abubakar also charged the media to be armed with facts on issues in order avoid reportage that are based on perceptions and sentiment.
He said that the media own it as a duty to tell Nigerians the truth and this cannot be achieved if they are not by armed with the facts.
“Media is part of development any where in the world. Read, get the facts and the knowledge in order to be a good Journalist”, he said.