Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Our Destiny is in our hands, Mark tells Nigerians @ Independence

President of the Senate, Senator David Mark has counselled that in spite of the economic and socio - political challenges facing the nation, only the resolve and willingness  of Nigerians to confront the issues headlong would get us out of the woods.

Senator Mark who stated this  in  his goodwill message to Nigerians marking the nation's 52nd Independence anniversary maintained that Nigerians have the capacity to solve their problems.

He catalogued the myriads of challenges of nation building since independence and submitted " if we look inwards and do the right things in conformity with our laws and customs, we can adequately find solutions to our problems.

Senator Mark noted with pains the unabating destruction of lives and property largely perpetrated by the Boko haram sect, ethnic militias and kidnappers, saying " these were hitherto alien to us. It is a challenge we must resolve to end.

On the review of the constitution, senator Mark expressed optimism that the exercise would be holistic targeted towards addressing all grey areas and imbalances in the nation state so that no citizen , group or section would feel oppressed or marginalized any more.

He promised  that the national Assembly will cooperate with the executive arm Of government by laying an effective and result - oriented legislative frame work for service delivery to the people but would not compromise its oversight functions in the spirit of the checks and balances.

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