Former President Goodluck Jonathan has urged Nigerians to still hope and strive for greater honor and glory, despite the challenges of COVID-19, insecurity, and End SARS.
Jonathan decided while recalling that 2020 was a challenging year for Nigerians.
In his new year’s message, the previous President said the challenges should cause Nigerians to re-evaluate their priorities and commit themselves to new norms, new cultures, and new traditions.
Jonathan acknowledged that Nigerians can’t afford to fail in 2021, hence the citizens shouldn’t ignore the gaps of 2020.
The message he signed reads: “Happy New Year Dear Compatriots and friends across the planet.
“Last year was a challenging year, characterized by tales of misfortunes, deaths, and illnesses. it had been a troublesome moment for several homes and families due to the unfortunate #COVID19
“The pandemic plagued our world with many consequences, causing hardship and other sorts of insecurity.
“2020 was a year of the many challenges and struggles both as individuals and as a nation. From #COVID19 to #EndSarsProtests, we witnessed disruptions in our cultures, economy, livelihoods, and life itself.
“Going forward, we should always retool our disposition to imbibe new ways and embrace new traditions.”
He, however, commended Nigerians for their patriotism amid the challenges they faced in 2020.
“I commend all Nigerians for their patriotism and courage amidst daunting challenges. I salute the sacrifices of all those within the frontline working tirelessly to make sure our safety and people who have remained committed to protecting our lives and defending our unity.
“No matter our present realities today – whether good, bad or ugly, sweet, sour or bitter, we must still hope and strive for greater honor and glory for ourselves and our nation during this New Year and beyond. I wish you all a cheerful New Year as we journey into 2021,” he added.