Former Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan has advised Nigerians to re-evaluate their priorities and commit themselves to new norms, cultures and traditions
Jonathan, in his New Year message, also called on Nigerians to maintain the hope and strive for greater honour and glory despite the challenges posed by coronavirus pandemic and insecurity.
He stressed that Nigerians cannot afford to fail in 2021 and that they should not ignore the gaps of 2020.
“Last year was a challenging year, characterized by tales of misfortunes, deaths and illnesses. It was a tough moment for many homes and families owing to the unfortunate #COVID-19 pandemic.
“The pandemic plagued our world with many consequences, causing hardship and other forms of insecurity.
“2020 was a year of many challenges and struggles both as individuals and as a nation. From #COVID-19 to #EndSARS protests, we witnessed disruptions in our cultures, economy, livelihoods and life itself.
“Going forward, we should retool our disposition to imbibe new ways and embrace new traditions.”
He commended Nigerians for their patriotism amid the challenges they faced in 2020, saying: “I commend all Nigerians for their patriotism and courage amidst daunting challenges. I salute the sacrifices of all those in the frontline working tirelessly to ensure our safety and those who have remained committed to protecting our lives and defending our unity.”