OrderPaperToday- President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has predicted that with effective collaboration between Nigerians and the Federal Government, the country will live up to its name as the Giant of Africa and become a major player in world politics.
Saraki said these in a New Year’s message to Nigerians signed by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja.
The Senate President called on Nigerians “to join hands with the present administration to make the country great again, by supporting its policies and programmes aimed at restoring full security across the country and revamping the economy.”
He congratulated the people as they mark the New Year festivities and for “their resilience and patience especially in the face of daunting economic challenges. ”
According to him, “the present government is working to ensure the world stops talking of the potentials of Nigeria and move to counting the achievements and progress recorded by our country.”
Saraki congratulated the Armed Forces and indeed all Nigerians for their “tremendous success in the fight against insurgency” and asked for more “intense collaboration to prevent incessant attacks from Boko Haram and eradicate all forms of criminality in the land.”
The Senate President sent his condolences across to all victims of suicide attacks during the Christmas celebration and added: “I am delighted that we are celebrating the New Year not only in peace but as a united country to shame the doomsday prophets that predicted that this country would not survive the year 2015. We are today marking the New Year as one indivisible country and more than ever before, determined as a people to live together in peace, love and unity.”
He said restoration of security in every part of Nigeria is crucial to ensure that Nigeria’s economy is on the path to progress. “Nigeria is the only country we have. Let’s unite to defend and make her the greatest country in the continent,” he stated.
According to him, all aggrieved citizens should always “explore the various available constitutional means of seeking redress and resolution rather than resorting to means that will create tension.”
Saraki finally pledged that the National Assembly “would continue to fashion out appropriate legislative instruments that would bring succor to Nigerians, boost economic growth and strengthen the fight against corruption and insurgency in the land”.



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