Measures Are Been Put In Place To Tackle Economic Recession in 2017 – Govs
Governors across the country say measures are being put in place to ameliorate the pains of economic recession.
The govs spoke in their new year messages.
“In the coming year, I recommit myself to deploying government services to create fair and equal opportunity for every willing citizen to make a living and create wealth, educate our children, and enjoy life in a peaceful and secure environment”, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi said in his message.
“In actualizing this, I passionately urge the people of Enugu State to continue to offer special prayers for the progress of the state and the success of the present administration towards the advancement of good governance”.
Governor Akinwunmi Ambode thanked Lagosians for the massive support given to his administration in 2016, assuring that he would work assiduously to ensure that Lagos State is taken to the next pedestal in 2017, especially in the area of physical and social infrastructural development.
In his new year message released by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Habib Aruna, Amode said the state government had earmarked several developmental projects for 2017. According to him, he remained totally committed to his promise to deliver a vibrant, non-discriminatory, clean, prosperous and safer Lagos.
He said while the state witnessed significant improvements in its performance indices due to the massive investment on its tripod of security, infrastructure and job opportunities in 2016, more emphasis will be placed on sustaining the growth in 2017 through people-oriented programmes and policies which cut across education, health, agriculture, housing, tourism, environment, among others.
“In 2017, we shall carry out fundamental reforms on all our modes of transportation – Roads, water and the walkways. In this wise, an integrated transport management system is a priority”, the governor said.
“The state government will embark on the urbanisation of the Marina axis, waterways channelization, establishment of more parks and gardens as well as the community sports centres and stadiums in different locations across the state”.
Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State identified the need for more perseverance and determination from the populace to ensure the unity of the nation in the face of the current economic and security challenges threatening her unity.
He implored all to be resolute in ensuring the nation remains an indivisible one in the face of the numerous challenges that have come to test the will of her people to remain united.
Mimiko, who spoke through the state Commissioner for Information, Mr Kayode Akinmade, in his new year message, said the country’s multi-ethnic composition should be the source of strength and unity, as no component part of this configuration is easily dispensable, even as he advised members of the political class to play the game, strictly according to its rules.
Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State urged Nigerians to hope for a better country in 2017.
Fayose also charged leaders in the country to be fair and equitable in the way they treat Nigerians and the different sections of the country.
In his new year message, he re-assured the people of the state of the determination of his administration to provide more dividends of democracy for them.
“Within available resources, we can boldly say that we have tried our best in the provision of projects and services for our people. We have also touched every part of the state and we are not relenting. Despite the financial challenges we are facing, our administration is assuring the people of more quality leadership. We are undaunted”, he said.
“Our hope in God for a better tomorrow for the people of Ekiti State is not shaken and we are assuring the people of the state that we are on course. More developmental projects will still be executed in the state this year and ongoing ones due for delivery this year, would be delivered as scheduled”.
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State assured Deltans of enhanced service delivery in 2017.
Okowa, in his message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Charles Aniagwu, said his administration was determined to increase the tempo of service delivery and infrastructural development in the new year.
The governor said: “With a deep sense of profound gratitude to God almighty, I welcome you all to a brand new year 2017. I join you all in giving profuse thanks to God almighty for His guidance and protection all through the preceding year, 2016.
“I appreciate immensely the unalloyed, support and cooperation that our administration has enjoyed from Deltans, which has been our source of strength and courage. I salute our collective resolve to continue to live together in peace despite the economic challenges that the Nigeria nation is presently faced with”.
Governor Willie Obiano expressed optimism that Ndi Anambra and their fellow Nigerians shall sing a song of joy and victory in the new year.
In a message on his behalf by James Eze, his Senior Special Assistant on Media, Obiano reasoned that having survived the trauma and anxieties of 2016, Ndi Anambra and their fellow compatriots would have crossed over to a new threshold of prosperity and growth.
“Ndi Anambra, we have come a long way as a people. But we didn’t get this far by crumbling under the weight of adversities. No. We got to where we are by subduing seemingly impossible challenges and carving a pathway to our own happiness. So, we shall know greater happiness and live our dreams this year,” he declared.
The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, urged Nigerians to pray for the quick recovery of the nation’s economy in the new year.
He also called on the Federal Government to put the right policies in place to boost investors’ confidence and spend on infrastructure and critical sectors to reboot the nation’s economy.
Ekweremadu, in his new year message to Nigerians, expressed sadness over the current economic hardship faced by Nigerians, noting that the nation’s leadership needed divine guidance to take the right economic policies and steps.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, told Nigerians not to despair in the face of economic recession and hardship, saying the new year will bring relief.
The Speaker, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Turaki Hassan, asked Nigerians to be resilient in the face of the current hardship in the country, saying 2017 will bring succour.
He assured that the results of the policies of government will begin to manifest in the new year leading to an improved quality of life for the citizens.
The Deputy Speaker of the House, Yussuff Lasun, in a message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Wole Oladimeji, enjoined Nigerians to remain committed and hopeful in the ruling APC.
He said, “As we go into the new year, the Deputy Speaker appeals to Nigerians to support President Mohammodu Buhari in fixing the economy of the country”.
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