Our democracy has come of age, says Dogara
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, yesterday congratulated Nigerians for celebrating 17 years of uninterrupted democratic rule.
In a message to mark Democracy Day, the speaker remarked that the milestone calls for sober reflections by Nigerians.
Dogara said as a major symbol of democracy, the House of Representatives under his leadership promises to continue to strengthen our democratic growth and development through legislating for the needs and aspirations of Nigerians.
He maintained that the 2015 general elections that brought the opposition party headed by President Muhammadu Buhari to power shows that our democracy has matured and come of age.
“As Nigeria faces serious economic challenges as a result of dwindling oil revenues and mismanagement of our resources, Nigerians should be hopeful and trust the capacity of the current government to confront these problems and provide lasting solutions.
“Indeed, we should patiently await the results of the current policies and actions of government, which we believe will soon begin to yield positive results.
“It is not an easy task and we are not yet there, but with hardwork, commitment, dedication and patriotic zeal on the part of all Nigerians and good, accountable and corrupt-free government by leaders, our democracy will soon begin to deliver on its promise of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”
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