I congratulate the wonderful people of Lagos Central Senatorial District, Lagos State and Nigeria as a whole on making it to the year 2022. It has indeed been a long winded journey and I thank God for His grace that has kept us all.
The year 2021 had everyone in shock at the occurrences, disaster and insecurity around the world.
However, it was a relief that COVID-19 vaccines were finally deployed to Countries of the world, prompting lifting of travel bans and relaxation of restrictions. Subsequently, there has been an emergence of new strains of the virus, yet we remain hopeful that it will be contained.
As a nation, we have shown consistent recovery from the COVID-19 induced recession, and survived the most severe economic downturn in recent years. This is largely due to the commitment of the APC led administration to the social and economic development of Nigeria.
As a people, we have showed strength, resilience, even love when it mattered most. We all deserve a pat on our backs.
We have another chance to start all over to rewrite our history. Thus we must go into the New Year, brimming with renewed hope – hope for a better year, hope of fulfilled goals and ambitions, and hope of realising the Nigeria of our dreams.
This New Year is also crucial for us as a Nation. We must continue to hold on to the unity of Nigeria, realising that the things that bind us together are stronger than those that threaten to divide us.
I must also emphasise the need to continue to take precautions and adhere to the COVID-19 guidelines. If you have not been vaccinated, please go to the nearest centre to you. For those who have been vaccinated, booster shots have been approved. Please do all you can to survive – when there is life, there is hope.
Thus, it is my hope that this New Year brings you joy, renewed hope, and prosperity. Happy New Year 2022!
Senator Oluremi Tinubu, OON