The All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed confidence in President Muhammadu Buhari to end insurgency, banditry and other criminal vices in the country.
Felicitating with Christians and indeed all Nigerians in marking this year’s Christmas, the party urged Nigerians to imbue the true essence of Christmas – giving, forgiving, love of God and love of our fellow men.
“We should give a helping hand to those in need and give succour to the vulnerable ones among us,” APC said in a statement by the Secretary of the Caretaker Committee, Senator John James Akpanudoedehe.
The party also reiterated the resolve of the Buhari-led administration to ensure security of life and property of the citizenry.
“As we celebrate, some issues in the polity stand out. Nigeria has recorded nearly 90, 000 COVID-19 infections and about 1,236 related deaths.
“This shows that the coronavirus remains a real and serious public health threat. In our festivities, we must all stay safe by adhering to official public health directives by avoiding non-essential trips, large gatherings, using facemasks and washing hands regularly to halt the virus spread.
“As every country affected by the economic slowdown caused largely by the severity of the global COVID-19 pandemic, Nigeria is poised to exit the current recession within a short time, as several measures lined up by the Federal Government shows. It is worthy of note that the decline in the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) came after 12 consecutive quarters of positive growth.
“Issues of security is also on the front burner. The APC assures Nigerians that government and our security services will always mobilise all legitimate assets to ensure the safety and security of all Nigerians.
“From the Chibok, Dapchi to Kankara students abductions and other recorded security incidents in the country, the President Buhari government has never lacked the capacity and clear intent to check and contain such incidence when they arise,” the ruling party said.