A member House of Representatives representing Lagos Mainland Constituency, Hon AbdulRaheem Olajide Jimoh has called on President Mohammadu Buhari to put an end to economic recession in the year 2017 just as he heaped praises on Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, calling on the President and other State Governors to emulate him.
He disclosed this in a statement issued in his Lagos office while congratulating Nigerians for their doggedness in the midst of economic challenges, saying 2017 would be a better year.
According to him, President Buhari should work in synergy with National Assembly to end economic challenges and in return better the lives of Nigerians.
“By the year 2017, I hope the President Buhari should make sure Nigerians recover from this economic problems. Though, it is God that do things right and perfect, I hope and believe that things would be better in the coming year.
“As the President tagged 2017 Budget as a ‘budget of Recovery and Growth’ though this year federal government had been able to do 56 per cent in term of performance which are not bad. Nigerians were not happy even I was not happy with what is happening with our economy, he said
“The President and other State Governors should learn good governance from Lagos State and how the Governor work with the State lawmakers for a prosperous Lagos, he said.
However, the lawmaker also commended Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode for his laudable performance in the year 2016, saying with the few months he has spent no Governor in Nigeria have performed better than him.
“Ambode has turned Lagos to a paradise within short time of his administration. He decided to run the state on tripod because of his determination to turn the State to be the third largest economy city in Africa.
“He shows his determination and commitment as he continues to deliver good governance, promoting infrastructural development and people-centred policies that better the lives of the people. Also he worked in collaboration with the State House of Assembly which helps his performance”, he said.
Meanwhile, the lawmaker reiterated the need to reduce the packages attached to public position, insisting that it would reduce political violence.
“There should be a law under electoral law that caution anybody that instigate violence before and after election