indeed, all the people of Lagos State and the entire Federation in this season
of goodwill.Christmas, a time when Christians celebrate the birth of Christ, is also a time
when all of us – irrespective of our religious divide – can all celebrate life,
take stock of the past year and prepare for the next.
Across our nation, 2013 has brought to the fore, the need to halt a rapid
decline in the well-being of our people. Uncertainties, strikes, declining
infrastructures, extreme poverty, mass unemployment, insecurity and other
Fortunately, we still see the radiance of hope in Lagos Central Senatorial
District and our State. However, the challenge of the moment is how all of us
can collectively support and further strengthen the on-going mobilisation for
lasting positive change in Nigeria.
While people of goodwill and vision across Nigeria have continued to energise
the All Progressives Congress (APC) as a vehicle of change towards fulfilling
the dreams and aspirations of present and coming generations, we cannot afford
to remain on the sidelines.
2014 promises to be the deciding year for all of us to increase the momentum
towards change and determine the fate of our dear country, Nigeria.
As we celebrate Christmas, let us take into cognisance that it is also a season
to renew hope about the possibilities to make a break from years of decay and
achieving genuine transformation that would reach across all homes and
In this season of goodwill, we must remember those who are less fortunate than
ourselves. Also our elderly, disabled, the sick and vulnerable ones among us.
I wish you and your families much happiness, good health, today and throughout
the coming year.
Merry Christmas, a peaceful and prosperous 2014.