Governor of Katsina state, Aminu Bello Masari says some of the challenges confronting Nigeria are part of a phase preparing it to be stronger.
Masari made the statement on Monday, when he received a delegation from the house of representatives on a sympathy visit over the fire incident at Katsina central market and house of assembly.
The governor said some other countries have gone through worse, adding that with determination and perseverance, the country will conquer all odds and become stronger.
“We believe some of the problems the country is going through, are part of growing up.
“Looking at history from various parts of the world, countries have gone through worst situations and have emerged stronger, more united, more determined and purposeful.
“I do believe, with determination and perseverance, we can conquer all odds, because we have the ability, the capacity, the resources, both human and otherwise, to deal with the current situation.
“And God-willing, we will deal with it squarely for the benefit of our country and Africa as a whole,” Masari said.
He called on Nigerians to unite and focus on solving the country’s problems, rather than trading blame.
He further urged the national assembly to provide the needed leadership and support to address the country’s challenges.