The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has urged Nigerians to show more commitment to the unity and progress of the country.
Dogara made the call in his New Year message.
He also urged the Federal Government to create more jobs for young people and women in 2018.
According to the speaker, the creation of more jobs would boost the government’s economic recovery and growth plan.
He noted that with more job opportunities for young people and women, poverty would be reduced.
“The new year presents an opportunity for stock taking and a strong resolve to sustain the gains of Nigeria’s exit from economic recession.
“Improvement of Nigeria’s economy, security and welfare of Nigerians must remain our priority in the new year.
“As a people, we must continue to imbibe the spirit of togetherness and love for one another. We must also support government at all levels by contributing our quota in the generation of wealth and alleviation of poverty in the land,” he added.