Teddy Nwanunobi, Abuja
Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki, yesterday said Nigeria can harness it’s economic potentials only when her people live harmoniously, irrespective of tribal religious and political affiliations.
Speaking while receiving the Northern Reawakening Forum (NRF), led by Hon. Mohammed Umara Kumalia, whose executives visited him in Abuja, Saraki said Nigeria is blessed with abundant resources and that the only way to ensure efficient utilization was for all geo-political zones to contribute their quota to the growth of the economy.
He said every part of the country is important and should be encouraged to actively participate in the development of the nation. “It becomes a concern when any part of the country cannot meet up its obligation. Our objective in the Eight Senate is to encourage the diversification of the economy by developing other sectors like agriculture, mining, industrialization and other viable areas with the aim of creating employment and a robust economic environment across the country.
“We must set out our priorities. We must show that there is a difference in our legislative activities. We must meet up with the yearnings and aspirations of Nigerians who have sacrificed so much for us during the last elections.
“I am confident that this Senate will continue to partner and work closely with every stakeholder in our resolve to give the nation the dividends of democracy”, he said. Earlier, Hon. Kumalia had said his group came into existence three years ago with the aim of finding solutions to the myriad of challenges faced b Northern Nigeria.