Nigerians are getting impatient, over hardship, says Ogor
President Muhammadu Buhari has been enjoined to take decisive measures to turn the fortunes of the country around as the effects of the recession are becoming unbearable for the people.
The Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Mr. Leo Ogor who gave the charge in Abuja, remarked that the challenges facing the citizenry were immense and that Nigerians were getting impatient.
According to him, Nigerians desirous of basic amenities can no longer wait for too long for the turn around of their fortunes.
Besides, Ogor who represents the Isoko Federal Constituency of Delta State, urged the President not to show any form of bias in the on-going war to rid the country of corrupt practices as well as live up to his campaign promises of improving the myriad of problems besetting the country.
He said that the presidency should swing swing into action in earnest by sending the right signals to Nigerians as a way to bolster the confidence reposed in him to lead the Nation.
“A biased anti-corruption war solely focused on those considered as political adversaries will further open the treasury to looting rather than implement the required safeguards; genuine change will reflect in proper management of the economy, an end to economic recession, addressing worsening unemployment and resolving violent clashes in which many innocent people continue to lose their lives in various communities.”
“Nigeria is at a critical juncture and all elected and appointed officials across the federation must renew efforts towards justifying citizens’ confidence which has been lacking not only because of economic inequality but also deepening segregation and the vicious cycles of conflict across the Nation,” he stated.
He commended members of the non-governmental organizations for sustaining a tenacious campaign against extremism, malnutrition, human rights violation and drawing further attention to the plight of internally displaced people across the country, stressing on the need for citizens to overcome increasing polarization being driven by ethnicity, political affiliations and religious sentiments.
Furthermore, he noted that in circumstances where the All Peoples Congress (APC) adequately demonstrates the zeal towards restoring the unity among Nigerians, he would not hesitate to mobilize members of his party’s caucus for this noble cause.
He added: “We join all other citizens in thanking God for this New Year and the fresh opportunity of a new beginning; as the National Assembly resumes, members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) House of Representatives Caucus intend to renew our commitment to the tenets of democracy and board-based development in Nigeria.
“We must all brace up to the increasingly challenging factors across the landscape as all citizens, including those in government and active civil society organizations like the BBOG movement have critical roles to play.”