Dr Hassan Lawal, a former Minister of Labour and Productivity, has urged Nigerians to be patient and prayerful while President Muhammadu Buhari strives to fix the economy.
Lawal made the appeal on Friday in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the sidelines of the maiden Keffi Polo Tournament in Keffi, Keffi Local Government Area of the state.
“The policies and decisions being undertaken by the APC-led administration under President Muhammadu Buhari would soon end the economic recession that has brought hardship to the people.
“I want to use this medium to appeal to Nigerians to be more patient and prayerful as President Buhari strives to fix the economy so as to improve the standard of living of the people.
“Sustained prayers by the adherents of the two major religions in the country will definitely assist the president, other elected and appointed leaders to overcome both economic and security challenges hindering the growth and speedy development of the country.
“Nigeria is passing through a phase as most developed countries of the world today also passed through this phase.
“I believe that no condition is permanent, the economy will develop and the hardship will no longer be there as lots of blessings will come to the country,” he said.
Lawal also appealed to the people of the state and Nigerians to bury their differences and unite for the overall development of the country.
The former minister stressed the need for Nigerians to be united and live in peace with one another, adding that “without peace and unity, socio-economic development will continue to elude any society.’’
“History has shown that countries that make progress are those whose communities live in peace with each other,’’ he added.
He also commended Alhaji Ahmed Wadada, a former House of Representatives member, for the establishment of a polo ranch in Keffi,
Lawal said the project would bring development closer to the people of the area and the state at large as well as create jobs.
“The establishment of a polo ranch in Keffi by Hon. Wadada is a very good development not only for Keffi but for Nasarawa State and Nigeria at large.
“We are very happy and proud of Hon. Wadada for establishing the polo ranch in Keffi.