ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, calls on the Federal Government of Nigeria to prioritize addressing the economic hardship faced by Nigerians in the coming year.
In his New Year message, Atiku expresses gratitude to God but acknowledges the challenges of 2023, emphasizing the need for a well-thought vision in national planning to prioritize the welfare of the common people.
He urges the government to show clear policy direction and avoid navigating in uncertainty.
He said: “The rising cost of food items, goods and services, the malfunction in our national economy and the degenerating state of our national and community security are all existential challenges that we have to face squarely in the New Year.
“Certainly, many families and businesses already know the intensity of the trying times we are currently going through, though we could have taken a completely different pathway, had the government been smarter.”
Atiku further called for a “well-thought vision of national planning that will deliberately make the common people of Nigeria the centrepiece of our development.
“The Year 2024 is still new on its canvas, and so there is ample time for the current government to champion a pathway to addressing the acute hardship Nigerians are going through.”