Time To Reap Dividends Of Our Hope In Buhari’s Administration Has Come, Says Ashafa In New Year Message
Senator representing Lagos East Senatorial District at the upper legislative chamber, Gbenga Ashafa, has urged Nigerians to keep faith with the Buhari-led administration, as the nation is moving in a positive direction.
In a statement made available to press men in Abuja, on Satruday by his Aide, Tope Atiba, he stated that the substantial responsibility of the “office of the citizen” is to “challenge the government to do better in a constructive fashion, as the government worked to improve the economy.”
The statement reads in part:
“While we are not yet where we hope to be, we have definitely moved in a positive direction from where we are coming from. Thankfully we have come out of the recession that we grappled with in the earlier years. We now wait for the effect of this exit from the recession to reflect in the pockets and meal tables of all Nigerians. I see this happening in 2018.
“In my humble opinion, I strongly believe that in 2018 all the work of this administration in the area of infrastructure, the economy, transportation and power would crystalize from promises into tangible performance. It would be a better year and we would all benefit from this.
“In the area of transportation, I am excited that most of the rail construction and rehabilitation projects of this administration are progressing. The Lagos to Kano standard gauge rail rehabilitation project is in progress, the Itakpe- Ajaokuta and Warri line is nearing completion while there is also a proposal for the commencement of standard gauge rail rehabilitation along the Eastern Rail Corridor. This is in line with the commitment of this administration to ensure that all parts of the country benefit from the rail rehabilitation drive.
“Also, it is significant to note that the Nigerian Railway Corporation just few days ago took delivery of 10 new coaches and 2 locomotives to be deployed on our rail lines to further boost train services for the benefit of all Nigerians. We are moving in the right direction.
“Once again, I say to you, do not despair. The time to reap the benefit of our support for the Muhamadu Buhari led administration is now. Do not therefore be caught napping. We all must play our part in governance and rebuilding the Nigeria of our dreams. This task can only be achieved by the positive input of both the Government and the citizens.
“On this note, I wish you all a prosperous, peaceful and more profitable 2018.”