Senate President, Bukola Saraki, yesterday told President Buhari that Nigerians are currently facing a tough time under this administration, saying there is hardship in the land. Saraki said this in his speech at the 2017 budget presentation by President Buhari to a joint session of the National Assembly.
According to saraki,”Mr. President, the feedback we get from visits to our various constituencies is that there is hardship in the land. We can see it and we can feel it. This situation therefore commands all of us as government to a greater sense of urgency. We cannot work magic, but we must continue to work the clock. Our people must see that the singular pre-occupation of government is the search for solution to the current economic hardship; and the commitment to ease their burden. They don’t want to know what political parties we belong, what language we speak or how we worship God. They have trusted their fates into our hands, and they need us now more than ever, to justify the trust that they have reposed on us. The people of Nigeria will pardon us if we do some things wrong. But they will not forgive us if we do nothing”