Atiku Solicits Support For Buhari’s Government At New Year
SAN FRANCISCO, December 31, (THEWILL) – Former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has drummed up support for the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, urging Nigerians to be the real change agents that will enthrone good governance, fair play and justice in the country.
The ex-presidential aspirant, who noted that the country can no longer rely on a petro-dollar mono economy in the face of global oil glut, stressed that “our unity in diversity and huge population will come in handy for the diversification of the ailing economy; provide jobs for millions of unemployed youth, and save the society from crime and criminality.”
Atiku spoke on Thursday in a New Year message personally signed by him to Nigerians, where he encouraged citizens to work in concert with the government for nation building and the consolidation of the dividends of our hard-earned democracy.
While observing that it has become clear to even the harshest of critics that Buhari means well for the country and intends to spend big and wisely in capital projects, he averred that the least Nigerians can do is to support him on his avowed commitment to make Nigeria work for all of us.
The Turaki Adamawa further assured that government's priority in expenditure would bring about needed infrastructure and public amenities that would in turn generate massive employment for ready hands.
His full statement reads, On behalf of my family, I urge Nigerians at home and abroad to reflect on and dedicate themselves to unity, equity, security and development as they welcome the new year of 2016.
I call on fellow countrymen and women to work in concert for nation building and the consolidation of the dividends of our hard-earned democracy.
Every New Year such as this is a prime time for inner self reflection, stocktaking, resolutions and covenants. Hence, I urge my compatriots to remember their country in their every day prayers and actions throughout 2016 and beyond. For citizens are like spokes in the wheel of national progress; the whole can only function well if the units work positively in tandem. Nigerians should therefore work in concert to make Nigeria the great country of their dream.
I also call on Nigerians to become the real change-agent that will enthrone good governance, fair play and justice.
As a firm believer and investor in education as propelling force for development, I task Nigerians to avail the country their enormous human resources and diverse potentials for the benefit of country and citizens.
We all must pull our abundant human capital together to create, motivate and innovate in a New World Order that boasts of comparative cutting edge advantage. It is the civic responsibility of citizens to pay taxes while it is the duty of political leaders to deploy same for the improvement and development of society.
Our country can longer relish being a petro-dollar mono economy in the face of global oil glut. Thus our unity in diversity and huge population will come in handy for the diversification of the ailing economy; provide jobs for millions of unemployed youth, and save the society from crime and criminality.
At this inauspicious periods of festivities, I enjoin Nigerians to be extra vigilant at all times and report suspicious elements to constituted authorities, especially in view of the strategy of terrorists to hit soft targets, having been sacked from and isolated from territories that had hitherto held sway.
It is crystal clear even to his harshest critics that President Muhammadu Buhari means well for the country and intends to spend big and wisely in capital projects that would bring about needed infrastructure and public amenities that would in turn generate massive employment for ready hands. The least I can ask of you is to support him on his avowed commitment to make Nigeria work for all of us.
As good citizens, we should not foreclose the chance of great times to come for our dear people and great country. All we need do now is to dutifully hope, work hard enough, pray fervently, love and respect one another, engage the government constructively and do the needful to reposition and resuscitate Nigeria, to rightfully place her within the Comity of developed Nations.
I wish Nigerians and friends of Nigeria a splendid Yuletide and prosperous 2016.