It’s the first day of the New year and celebration is up in the air. 2016 was relatively a good year. Even with conditioned obstacles there were still many testimonials of accomplishments. A big Shoutout and congratulations to all survivals. More grace, glory and accomplishments in 2017.
In the spirit of the season, our leaders have taken to the media to felicitate with the masses. At different levels of administration (Federal, State and Local), they’ve taken time to reel out congratulatory cum motivational messages. First, The President Muhammadu Buhari. In his New year message, he starts by congratulating Nigerians.
—‘In this New Year, I want to reassure all Nigerians that our defence and security forces are more than ever before ready to perform their constitutional role of protecting lives and property in the country; and we will surely overcome all other forms of security challenges.’ He said.
—‘The year 2017 provides an opportunity for us to build on those aspects of our national life that unite us. We are courageous, hardworking, hospitable, steadfast and resilient people, even in the face of difficulties’. He continued.
In furtherance, he expressed the government’s commitment to overturn the present economic status through investment in small scale enterprises and locally produced commodity with particular reference to the green revolution. We are also adviced to always patronize the ‘made in Nigeria’ products.
Finally, the president restates his commitment in fighting kwaruption. Therefore, continue to support this administration in its effort to transform Nigeria for the good. From the President to the good people of Nigeria, it’s a Happy New Year 2017.
‘Our determination to wrestle corruption to the ground remains unshaken. This fight, which will be guided by respect for the rule of law and due process, will not spare anybody or organ of government. It is a collective undertaking and resolve that must be seen to its logical conclusion in spite of certain distractions. The fate of our country lies partly in the success of this campaign. It will be unthinkable on my part to allow the boat of this crucial campaign promise capsize mid-stream’.
‘I believe that working collectively in the New Year, we will be able to right the wrongs of the past and ensure renewed economic, social and political development of our dear country. This is not the time to despair as there are signs that things will get better today in the new year.’
He further asserted that the legislature and the executive would collaborate more closely to advance policies and programmes that would end the economic recession in the New Year.