The speaker of the Nigerian House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has pleaded with Nigerians to be patient with the APC-controlled Federal Government over its campaign promises.
He made this appeal in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Turaki Hassan during a church thanksgiving service of Hon. Austine Chukwukere representing Imo State Ideato North/Ideato South Federal constituency.
The appeal is not unconnected with the worries being expressed at the slow pace of the present administration but in his message he appealed to Nigerians to be patient with the government and said the government is aware of difficult times facing Nigerians.
“The APC government is laying a solid foundation that will last for generations, which requires time, diligence and patience on the part of the people. I have interacted with leaders on the platform of the APC at all levels and I have no doubt in my mind as to their commitment to delivering the promised change and transform this country to greatness''.
''I will urge Nigerians not to despair, but to be patient with us. Be patient with the APC as we are committed to the change agenda we promised the people. From the president down to leaders at all levels, everybody is talking about the people and not our personal interest. You can see the sincerity and the commitment of our leaders,’’ the Speaker said.
However, he gave Governor Okorocha of Imo State a pat on the back for investing so much in education, a befitting legacy he has bequeathed to the people of the state.
Speaking further he said “Some of the investments are not tangible so people will not see them now, but the wealth of nations has moved from those beneath the soil to those you have in your head,’’
Governor Okorocha while commending the Speaker was quoted as saying time has come to face the business of governance for which they were elected by Nigerians. Dogara, the Governor said, has done exceedingly well for reuniting the House of Representatives from the bickering that almost tore the House apart.