Former speakers to FG: Embark on initiatives to ameliorate suffering of Nigerians 

The conference of former speakers of state  Houses of Assemby in Nigeria weekend  rounded up its conference in Yola, with a call on the federal government to embark on initiatives that will ameliorate the sufferings of Nigerians and involve all stakeholder’s to find lasting solutions to the current economic and security challenges bedeviling the nation.

They made this call in a communiqué issued weekend in Yola and signed by the chairman of the forum, Senator Simon Lalong ,at the end of their meeting in Adamawa state.

They expressed concern over the current situation in the country and declare their readiness to work with the federal government and other stakeholder’s to nip the challenges in the bud.

The conference decried the falling value of naira and called on monitory and fiscal authorities in the country to find appropriate solutions to these challenges and advocate the need for prudent, fiscal management, diversification of the economy and promotion of local production among other measures to revatalise the economy.

The speakers said there is also the need for government to consider subsidy of essential commodities, embark on social welfare programmes targeted at vulnerable groups, price control among other measures that will revamp the country economy growth and development.

The former speakers further noted with concern the deteriorating security situation in the country  and urged all well meaning citizens  to explore  ways of assisting government to tackle the country’s security challenges.

The former speakers  commended the president for his efforts so far and called for more proactive actions to overcome the challenges.

The former lawmakers stated the need for more collaborations among security agencies, especially in the areas of enhance intelligence gathering mechanism ,community – oriented policing strategies,  investing in youth empowerments programmes and  tackling issues of unemployment, poverty among other measures aiding insecurity.

Earlier, while speaking during the opening ceremony of the event attended by Governors Francis Nwufiru of Ebonyi state, Sheriff Oborevwori of Delta states, host governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri said the parliament at all levels is what symbolises democracy.