The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, yesterday said that Nigerians are going through hard times, with complaints “coming from every quarter due to the present economic situation”.
In a statement signed by Dogara’s spokesman, Turaki Hassan, the Speaker appealed to the people to persevere, saying the situation will soon improve.
The Speaker, who spoke in Enugu, at a thanksgiving reception organised by the member representing Nkanu West/Nkanu East Federal Constituency, Chukwuemeka Ujam, noted that the sliding oil prices has made it hard for some states to pay workers’ salaries.
The present economic situation, he said, has called for more patience and sacrifice on the part of the people.
“I sincerely believe that we will not remain here, and that is what our calling as leaders is; to always rise above challenges and seek solutions”, he said.