The Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, has urged Nigerians to exploit the opportunities offered by the current economic situation to make the country great in 2017.
Kachikwu gave the charge during the “Night of Soulful Music” organised by him as part of Christmas celebration at his residence in Onicha-Igbo, Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta state.
He said Nigerians should face the difficulties posed by the recession and make the best of every challenge in 2017.
The minister noted that the recession had brought out the ingenuity in Nigerians to look within.
“We must make sense out of our situation. Everywhere I go, opportunities abound. The difficulties of today should challenge us for a better tomorrow.
“God has endowed Nigeria with a lot of resources that should be tapped to make the country greater in 2017,” Kachikwu said.
Continuing, he said, “As much as we may hate what is happening in the country, let the pains of today not frustrate you; let the challenges of today make you better for tomorrow because, in one year’s time, it will go well.
“We will create a Nigeria we all will be proud of.’’
The state governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, was among dignitaries on the occasion. (NAN)