‘’The New Year stands before us like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals’’ – Melody Beattie.
The year 2016 was eventful for us as a Nation – Our great Country slipped into recession, inflation rates increased, elections were contested and won, we made strides in the war against corruption and terrorism, there has been a revival of erstwhile dormant sectors of our economy, and several others too numerous to mention. The challenges we faced and conquered as a nation continue to reinforce our unity as a people.
It is important to reflect on 2016, its highs and lows, its successes and failures, to enable us chart a course for 2017. It is my hope that in the New Year, we can let go of our complacencies and whatever forms of ethnic, gender and religious divisions are preventing our great Nation from realizing its full potential.
The year is new, hopes and aspirations are new, and expectations are great. In this New Year we must act to diversify our economy, encourage innovation and entrepreneurship.
We must embrace the New Year with a positive outlook.
I wish all Nigerians at home and in the diaspora, especially those at the Lagos Central Senatorial District, a very prosperous 2017.
Nigeria will be great again!
Senator Oluremi Tinubu, OON.