The Speaker of Ekiti House of Assembly, Mr

Oluwawole, therefore, called on Ekiti residents in particular and Nigerians in general, not to lose hope in the country as everything would turn around for better.

The speaker gave the assurance in his message on the 20th anniversary of the creation of Ekiti and the 56th independence anniversary of Nigeria, through his media aide, Mr Stephen Gbadamosi, in Ado-Ekiti.

“We might be facing challenges right now as a nation, I tell you, there is hope for a better tomorrow.

“God has brought us this far as a state, that is Ekiti and as a nation; we may not have gotten to where we desire to be, but there is hope for a better future,” Oluwawole said.

He, however, urged government at all levels to endeavour to assist the poor masses they govern.

He said, “The suffering in the land is much, all hands must truly be on deck to pull this country out of the doldrums.”