The Speaker of House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has reiterated the need for the Federal Government to attend to needs that have direct bearings on the lives of Nigerians.
A statement issued on Sunday by his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs,Turaki Hassan quotes Dogara as saying that “2018 presents an opportunity for stock taking.
“And a strong resolve to sustain the gains of Nigeria’s exit from economic recession.
“Improvement of the economy, security and welfare of Nigerians must remain our priority in the New Year.
“Although employment generation and wealth creation remain priorities of our All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Administration, it is imperative for us to create more employment opportunities for the youth and women in order to underscore our drive for economic recovery and growth’’.
Dogara added, “we should also endeavour to attend to those needs that have direct bearing on the lives of the people and dire consequences on our nation, as democracy cannot succeed where poverty thrives.
“On our part in the House of Representatives, we will continue to pass laws that will better the lives of Nigerians, create conducive business environment for investments and secure the lives and properties of Nigerians.’’
The speaker, who commended the resilience and determination of Nigerians in the midst of daunting challenges, expressed optimism that better days are ahead.