New Year signifies a time of restoration; it is a time when individuals take steps to correct the mistakes of the past, make restitutions and hope not to repeat the failures of the past.
As a nation confronted with many challenges including insurgency and a weakening economy, we need not lose hope that we can yet witness a time of prosperity even as elections approach.
The beginning of 2015 presents us with choices. Choices we make today will determine the outcome we face tomorrow. I believe that Nigeria can yet take its pride of place among the committee of nations, if leaders with her genuine interests at heart are elected to steer the affairs of the nation as a true Federation.
We cannot afford to be onlookers, as campaigns begin, we must look critically at the manifestoes of parties and their candidates, check antecedents and past records of candidates and be guided that those we choose are people focussed and visionary leaders, who have our genuine interest and those of our children at heart. We must not be swayed by unconvincing arguments of transformation when none is visible.
Together, we can wrestle the country from the conditions that held us bound since independence.
Once again I welcome everyone to a Happy and Prosperous 2015. It is indeed a year of restoration for Nigeria.