*urges government to provide a defined road map for development
By AUSTIN OWOICHO, Abuja
Former President of the Senate, Senator David Mark has urged Nigerians to renew commitment to collective prosperity and development by contributing to nation building even as he implored the federal government to provide a defined road map for citizens to follow.
Senator Mark noted that government is akin to a role model and pathfinder to which citizens should ordinarily emulate.
In his goodwill message to Nigerians marking the entry into the New Year, Senator Mark however implored Nigerians to reignite the indomitable spirit they are known for in order to overcome the current socio-economic and political challenges.
He tasked governments at all levels to make conscious and deliberate efforts towards addressing the issues of unemployment as well as the unabating insecurity situation so that Nigeria can work again.
He bemoaned the deteriorating insecurity situation in various parts of the country saying, “it has become embarrassing and scandalous. Citizens deserve to be protected and live in peace in any part of the country without fear of molestation or intimidation.
Senator Mark acknowledged the resilience and perseverance of Nigerians over the years and urged them not to be deterred or despair by the prevailing situation but enter the New Year with renewed hope and vigor.
He also urged citizens to live in harmony with one another in spite of ethnic or religious differences saying “We are all one under one God. We should be our brothers’ keeper at all times”.
Senator Mark reiterated his resolve to be peace Ambassador in the country, stressing that progress and development can only be achieved in a peaceful atmosphere devoid of rancour.