New Year: We must not give in to despair – Omo-Agege
The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has called on Nigerians to use the New Year to renew their commitment to collective prosperity, growth and development by contributing more to nation building.
In his New Year message, Senator Omo-Agege stressed the need for citizens to continue to demonstrate love and exhibit compassion towards one another.
The lawmaker acknowledged the resilience and perseverance of Nigerians amid the socio-economic difficulties in the Year 2020, occasioned by the novel coronavirus pandemic and urged them to reignite their undying spirit and enter the New Year with vigour and hope.
“Covid-19 has upended the global economy with its devastating effects not only on health, but on domestic economies and multilateral trade, cooperation and aid. It has led to recession in various countries, killed over a million people and wiped out millions of jobs.
“We are also confronted with security challenges in most parts of the country.
“As Nigerians, we stand together, confident that we shall again, overcome these challenges. Our ability to overcome our challenges collectively have never been in doubt, what we need now more than ever is to galvanise these unique qualities for the good of all.
“As a people, we must continue to imbibe the spirit of togetherness and love for one another. We must also support government at all levels by contributing our quota to the generation of wealth and the alleviation of poverty in the land,” he stated.
On the ongoing Constitution Review exercise, the Delta Central lawmaker who chairs the Senate Adhoc Committee on Constitution Review, assured that the Senate would be fair to all, adding that all hands are on deck to ensure that the report of the panel would be ready in record time.
He said: “The Coronavirus pandemic disrupted our earlier plans to have the constitution alteration bills voted on sometime in December last year. Consequently, we will have those votes taken on each of these bills separately in not too distant time.