The immediate past President of the Senate, David Mark, has urged Nigerians to renew their indomitable spirit and rise up to the current socio-political challenges and economic recession.
Senator Mark made the call yesterday in his Eid-el-Kabir message to Nigerians.
He said the country cannot afford to give in to failure on account of economic recession.
“The only option we have is to evolve strategies to overcome the odds”, he said in a statement signed by his media aide, Paul Mumeh.
While pointing out that no one can pretend or shy away from the realities on ground that Nigerians are facing difficult times, the former Senate president said “What is required now is to confront the challenges honestly and genuinely”.
On of such solutions, Mr. Mark said, is a review of the current policies and programmes of the government with a view to aligning them with the present circumstances.
Senator Mark expressed the belief that Nigeria had a reservoir of intellectuals and renowned economists who can be engaged to fashion out a blue print that is needed to get Nigeria out of the present economic quagmire.
He reminded the present administration that such experts must not necessarily be in government or be members of the ruling party to heed the call for national duty, especially in the task of salvaging the nation.