Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara has expressed the belief that Nigeria would overcome the current economic recession and come out of it stronger.
Dogara made this known while speaking at the celebration of the 20th anniversary of Gombe State in Gombe on Saturday.
He said while other countries went through similar situations and came out of it stronger, Nigeria would also overcome it.
“For Nigerians I want to urge us to continue to persevere.
“We are not unmindful of the economic challenges of the time.
“We are talking of recession it could have been depression. Other nations have undergone through recession; through depression but they all came out of it.
“I assure you that Nigeria’s case can not be different. With the support of all Nigerians we will overcome it.
“I promise that as leaders, we will all rededicate our efforts to ensure that we deliver on time.
“No material how dark the night is, it will never prevent the day from breaking.
“In fact, when it is darkest that is when it is obvious that the dawn will appear .
“The dawn will appear and the sun will rise again and I assure you that sooner than later we will be there and better things are ahead of us.”
The Speaker also commended Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo for his landmark achievements in the state which he said earned him re-election.
He enjoined the governor to sustain the tempo and appealed to the people of the state to support him to realise his developmental goals.
In a remark, former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar lauded the vision of the founding father’s of Gombe State.
He also commanded the past and present leaders of the state for the efforts in transforming the state from its rural nature to urban status.
According to him the developmental efforts recorded in the state had justified the creation of the state and urged them to continue in that regard.
The former Vice President commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his efforts in tackling the insecurity challenges in the North East.
Governor Dankwambo also commended the founding father’s of the state who struggled to ensure the creation of the state as well as his predecessors who contributed to the development of the state.
He said his government had continued to bring development to the state in the areas of education,healthcare development, infrastructural facilities and other projects.
The governor called in the people of the state to continue to support the government to provide them with dividends of Democra by.
Among the dignitaries who graced the occasion included Wife of Late Head of State,Hajiya Maryan Abacus, Gov. Jibrilla Bindow of Adamawa, Minister of Environment, Hajiya Amina Al-zubair and former governors.