"It is a welcome relief for the nation and especially the economy. As a nation, we should not play politics with every thing. We must build institutions. That is the only way we can build a great country."
With those words, yesterday, Progressive Shareholders Association of Nigeria, threw its weight behind the Senate motion which asked the Vice President, Goodluck Jonathan to be acting president in the absence of President Umaru Yar'Adua.
National Chairman of the group, Mr Boniface Okezie, while commending the National Assembly, said it was not supposed to be an issue that should be debated, adding that Jonathan should take immediate step to return the economy back on track, especially the financial sector. He added that the Senate resolution is an indirect way of giving Jonathan the power to review policies and take decisions that would be beneficial to the economy.
" He (Jonathan) must ask all the ministers to give their stewardship in the last three months" Okezie added. Taiwo Oderinde of the Pragmatic Shareholders Association of Nigeria, who spoke in a similar vein, said until we begin to do things in the proper way, development may continue to elude Nigeria as a nation.
He added: " That is the right thing to do. With that step, I'm now convinced that the future of this great country is very great." He said building great institutions is the only way for Nigerians to build a solid nation and future for generations unborn.
Foremost stockbroker and Chairman of Trust Yield Securities Limited, Alhaji Rashidi Yussuff, said Jonathan should take immediate step to empower the economy. He said Jonathan should take immediate steps to take actions on the economy especially pending policies in the petroleum and financial sector.