The All Progressives Congress (APC) has assured Nigerians that the nation would soon exit the current wave of recession.
The party also assured that the federal government would always mobilise all legitimate assets to ensure the safety and security of all Nigerians.
The secretary of the APC Caretaker Committee, Sen. John James Akpanudoedehe, in a Christmas message on Thursday said Nigeria went into recession again largely due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the nation.
“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 spread of the virus.
“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.
“From the Chibok, Dapchi to Kankara students abductions and other recorded security incidents in the country, the President Muhammadu Buhari government has never lacked the capacity and clear intent to check and contain such incidence when they arise,” the party said.