Facing the Weakening of Economy, President Jokowi Asks NU Soothe the People
Date 28 Agustus 2015
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) expressed, that the country in a state of considerable concern because of global influences, global economy. Therefore, it is necessary that efforts be made more intensive and the need for patience in the face.
To the Board of Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) in the period 2015-2020 who met President Jokowi called for calming the people, especially the citizens Nahdliyin, calm, do not panic face of this weakened economy, and provide insight to them that this is due to the global economy, and provide a sense NU optimism to the citizens, not to become despondent.
We must remain optimistic. Insya Allah, the government will endeavor, a month or two, soon to be completed,” Chairman of the NU Said Aqil Siraj said, after together with the committee of PBNU congress period 2015-2020 reported the results of PBNU congress in Jombang, East Java, to the President Jokowi, in the Presidential Palace , Jakarta, Thursday (27/8) morning.
Earlier, Rais Syuriah NU KH. Ma’ruf Amin said that the arrival of NU administrators to stay in touch with President Jokowi intended to convey gratitude to the President who has opened the NU Congress in Jombang.
Moreover, in the meeting also reported the results that achieved in the NU Congress in Jombang. PBNU also expressed its readiness to undertake a partnership with the government, with the state, jointly to overcome the various challenges, both in nature ideologies distorted, streams deviant, radicalism of various groups, or in overcoming economic problems that facing the country.
Accompanying President Jokowi while receiving board PBNU 2015-2020 period, among other Pratikno State Secretary and Minister for Religious Affairs Lukman Hakim Saifuddin (UN/DNS/ES)