Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has said that the country will overcome current socio-economic and political challenges.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain made the assertion at the recent the ‘Silverbird Man of the Year Award’ where he received the ‘Extraordinary Achievement Award.’
He said the solution to the challenges were unity among Nigerians and good leadership.
The representative of the former Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Very Revd Msgr. Francis Ogunmodede, First Episcopal Vicar of Lekki Region, who received the award on behalf of the renowned clergy, Anthony Cardinal Okojie, noted that the former Vice President is a potential president.
Speaking after he was presented with the award by Kebbi State Governor Abubakar Bagudu, Atiku said: “Recession, depression is economics situations that go through every nation on earth, and I believe Nigerians of all works of life have the capacity to turn around our current economic challenges into prosperity. All what is required is the unity of Nigeria and right leadership to turn around this economic situation into prosperity for most of our people.
“I believe that every responsible government should emphasis on youth development and empowerment so that our prosperity can return to us”.
Ogunmodede said that the nation needed a change both economically and politically, adding that “I believe the one who can make the difference is in this hall with us.”
The guest lecturer, Senator Dina melaye had earlier insisted that unless there is absolute separation of powers among the tiers of government, the nation’s democracy may collapse.