Dayo Rufai, Abeokuta
A federal Commissioner in the Federal Character Commission, Hon Abiodun Isiaq Akinlade has facilitated with Nigerians on the occasion of the new year celebration.
Akinlade however enjoined Nigerians to live in harmony, equity and a healthy lifestyle.
The full text of his statement is presented below:
It is my pleasure to celebrate with us as we mark the beginning of a new year.
It is the time we gather in strata throughout the whole world to celebrate new beginning and to appreciate the creator of the universe. This is the time people in the position of authority should know that equity and just distribution of resources is required.
I urge us to continue living in peace and harmony with one another. This, is the hope we have at achieving beyond our expectations. Supporting one another irrespective of Tribe, Culture, Religion and beliefs remains the catalyst to development.
I encourage you to be vigilant and be security conscious this holiday season by reporting any suspicious activity to the law enforcement agencies.
Trusting that 2021 is a year of God’s favour for us as individuals, Local Government, States and Country, we must keep our faith stronger and work harder for us to attain the developmental heights we crave for.
Considering the severity and susceptibility of COVID-19 that ravaged the world in 2020 and it’s second phase staring at us, it is the responsibility of individuals to adhere strictly to the guidelines of Nigeria Centre for Disease Contol (NCDC) by following all the safety protocols.
On behalf of myself and family, I wish everyone warmest wishes for a wonderful New Year and happy holiday to you and your family.