Former President of the Senate, Senator David Mark has urged Nigerians to persevere under the current security and socio- economic challenges saying ” this period calls for sober reflection and a  resolve  to support the efforts of government to overcome the challenges.”

 Senator Mark called on both Christians and Muslims to embrace one another in the spirit of the season to commemorate the celebration of Chrismas  and Eid-el-Maulud   which  calls for Peace , love , unity and good neighbourliness.

The former Senate President  stated these in a message to Nigerians to mark this year’s Christmas and Eid-el-Maulud in which he canvassed that citizens imbibe the true teachings of Jesus Christ and Prophet Muhammad (SAW).

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He pointed out that the current security, economic and socio-political challenges facing the nation “are surmountable  if everyone contributes positively towards finding a sustainable solution.”

Senator Mark reminded Nigerians not allow political differences affect national interest saying that irrespective of different political parties, “we must remember that the interest and welfare of citizens remain the ultimate goal.”

He also advocated for positive  synergy between the executive and legislative arms of government without compromising their separate constitutional mandates  in order to facilitate the delivery of dividends of democracy to the ordinary man.

The former President of the Senate stressed that  collaboration between and among the separate arms of government is inevitable “because it makes for a healthy and smooth working relationship for public officers  to deliver the goods to the people.”

He however counselled that all actions and policies of government must be people – centered in order to achieve the target of uplifting the living standards of the citizens.

Senator Mark in the same token urged citizens to reciprocate government’s good intentions by being law abiding and supporting constituted authorities as a needed partnership to promote democracy and development.

Signed:
Paul Mumeh
Media Assistant to Senator David Mark

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