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Economy: Nigerian leaders feeling pains of this recession – Saraki

By The Citizen
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The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has said like ordinary Nigerians, the nation's leaders were also experiencing hardship occasioned by the economic downturn.

Saraki said this on Friday while addressing State House correspondents after observing the Jumat prayer with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Rock Villa, Abuja.

While urging all Nigerians to continue to pray for the success of the government, he wished Nigerians, especially the Muslims, a happy Sallah celebration.

Saraki said there was no Nigerian with blood running in his vein that would not know that things were difficult.

He said, 'With prayer Insha Allahu, we will overcome it (economic recession). The most important thing is for us to stay together and give the president support and continue to believe in this great country that we all have and be rest assured that we will all weather the storm and scale through together.

'Once again, as a country in this period, we will continue to pray.

'On Sunday, the day of Arafat, we offer prayer for our leaders and President so that we can do what is right, because we feel the pain. We know what the country is going through, because there is no Nigerian with blood flowing through her vein that will not know that things are difficult now and we pray that with God's guidance, He will see us through.'

The Senate President said the National Assembly 'will continue to play our own role to ensure that things get better.'