February 08, (THEWILL) – The House of Representatives says it feels the pains of the Nigerian people and stands with them amid the current economic hardship in the country.
House Speaker, Tajudeen Abbas, declared the lawmakers’ solidarity on Thursday, at a world press conference in Abuja.
THEWILL reports that Abbas’ remarks followed recent protests in Niger and Kano States over economic hardship in the country.
Abbas assured that the lawmakers would do everything to assist the government in achieving conducive living conditions for the Nigerian people.
He said the fabric of the Nigerian society was currently being tested by events around the country, but stressed that despite the challenges, the resilience and unity of Nigeria remained intact.
Speaking on the rising insecurity in the country, Abbas said the launch of two attack helicopters for the Nigerian Air Force was a clear indication that the government was determined to address the security challenges in the country, stressing that the House would give all the needed support to the government.
He said the proposed security summit by the House is aimed at bringing together experts to brainstorm on possible ways of addressing the rising security challenges in the country.