Former President Goodluck Jonathan has stated that Nigeria will survive in 2016 regardless of the seemingly endless problems.
In his New Year message posted on his Facebook page, Jonathan also expressed optimism for peace, prosperity and unity of the citizenry.
He wrote: “In the 80s, our people sang and danced to the hit song ‘Nigeria go survive’. I am convinced that in 2016, Nigeria will not only survive, she will also thrive and help drive the peace, prosperity and unity of all her people.”
He urged Nigerians to make 2016 a turning point year by embracing one another and working as a team to advance the nation’s frontiers in all fields of human endeavour.
“On behalf of my family and I, I would like to wish all Nigerians a Happy New Year.
“We are all brothers and sisters born from the womb of one Nigeria and as I have said previously, we would not be Nigerians if God did not will it.
“Having found ourselves as Nigerians by the divine providence of God, let us celebrate our Nigerianness and make 2016 our turning point year in which we embrace each other and work as a team to advance the frontiers of Nigeria in every field of human endeavour.”
Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan, GCFR, BNER, GCON (born 20 November 1957) was President of Nigeria from 2010 to 2015. He served as Vice-President of Nigeria from 2007 to 2010 and as Governor of Bayelsa State from 2005 to 2007.
He contested and lost the 2015 presidential election, upon which he conceded defeat and became the first sitting Nigerian president to do so. Jonathan’s term as President of Nigeria ended on 29 May 2015, when he handed over to his successor, Muhammadu Buhari.
Omolara Adegoke- Abuja
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