The ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) has asked members of the National Assembly to make the economy a matter of priority as they resume work next week Monday.
Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Comrade Timi Frank, in a statement on Thursday said the current economic recession is a matter of national importance and urged the legislatos to make recommendations to the executive for the sake of ordinary Nigerians.
Frank added that Nigerians are anxiously waiting for the resumption of their representatives at the National Assembly so as to join President Buhari’s team in the struggle to bring succour to Nigerians in the face of the current economic hardship in the land.
The APC spokesman, however, dismissed the call by the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on President Muhammadu Buhari to resign, saying most Nigerians still believe in the leadership of President Buhari and the APC.
“I think it is shameful and unheard of for the degraded PDP carcass to call for Mr. President’s resignation. It is clear that PDP is not in tune with what is happening all over the world.”
He, however, called on Nigerians not to take the party seriously.
He said though the economic recession is a global problem, “it is expected of leaders at all level to ensure the well being of their citizens” which, he said APC is committed to.
“I want to commend the leadership of the Senate under Senator Bukola Saraki and the House of Representative ably led by Hon. Yakubu Dogara for their commitment to ensure that APC government succeed.
“I must at this point in time tell the NASS leadership not to shy away from telling the executive the bitter truth even if it will cost some Ministers and managers of our economy their jobs for the sake of Nigerians and the betterment of our economy. In the light of this I want to support the promise made by the Senate President recently that upon resumption, the National Assembly will make tough recommendations to Mr. President. Nigerians are waiting.
“Both Senate and the House of Representatives should employ the service of experts on what to do urgently to rescue the nation out of recession before it gets to depression, God forbid!
“Even our opposition lawmakers at this point should forget about their political affiliations, and join hands with their leadership for the sake of Nigeria because Nigeria comes first.”
While calling on all Nigerians to continue to support the government and APC, he added that: “There is no doubt that the APC government will succeed and bring the expected changes under President Buhari but folding arms when actions are needed will tantamount to evil.
“Nigeria shall be great again under APC,” he said.