President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government has commended Nigerians for their resilience despite the tough times occasioned by the economic recession.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed, gave the commendation in Lagos in his keynote address at the 4th Commonwealth Public Relations Congress.
“We are not unaware of the harsh effects of the recession on the citizens. We share in their pains and we make no excuses as we continue to work round the clock to ensure that this tough time is quickly brought to an end. The good news is that the prognosis for a quick end to the recession is encouraging.
“As the saying goes, the recession is a bend in the road, not the end of the road. The challenge for us as a government is to turn the bend, and we are doing just that,” he said.
Mr Mohammed said that while the Buhari Administration rode to power on the crest of change, there can be no change without discomforts.
He, however, assured Nigerians that with persistence on the part of the government and perseverance on the part of the people, there was definitely light at the end of the tunnel.
“The government is investing massively in infrastructural development: roads, railways, power and creating jobs in the process, as part of efforts to pull the country out of recession,” the Minister said.