- Goodluck Jonathan has given tips on how Nigerians can live productive lives in the New Year
- The former president identified some setbacks that occurred in the country in 2020
- Jonathan disclosed why citizens should not allow past challenges to determine their future
A former Nigerian president, Goodluck Jonathan, has urged his fellow citizens to learn from the challenges, gains as well as losses that occurred in the year 2020.
Jonathan made the statement on Friday, January 1, in his New Year message to Nigerians via Twitter.
The ex-president said 2020 was a challenging year for many homes and families due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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He said in addition to the pandemic, Nigeria also witnesses the EndSARS protests and disruptions in the culture, economy, livelihoods, and life of citizens.
Jonathan stated that despite the setbacks, all Nigerians should learn from the past challenges and commit to new norms, and new traditions.
"The recent happenings in our world, specifically in our country Nigeria, should teach us new lessons. Lessons on faith, solidarity, justice, hope and peace."
He advised citizens to priorities habits that entrench accountability, justice, and peace in the Nigerian systems.
Jonathan commended all Nigerians for the courage they displayed amidst daunting challenges.
He also commiserated with families who lost loved ones to COVID- 19 and other illnesses and circumstances in the year 2020.
In another news, amid the numerous challenges facing Nigeria, a former military ruler of Nigeria, Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida (IBB) has asked Nigerians to remain patient with the government.
Babangida who made the disclosure while speaking in an interview with Channels Television urged citizens to be steadfast and resolute.
According to the former head of state, whatever has a beginning must certainly have an end. He went on to note that once Nigerians work hard towards getting the objectives right, everyone will have a pleasant 2021.