Former president of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan has sent a message to Nigerians as the nation marks a new decade.
In a post, which he tagged: “2020 NEW YEAR MESSAGE" through his official Facebook page, the former president called on citizens to never be weary of working together towards building peace and entrenching justice in all spheres of our society.
According to the post, he wrote, “I celebrate with you all for the blessing of a New Year. It is a thing of joy for us as a nation that we have survived until this time as one indivisible entity despite our many national challenges."
He also encouraged the citizens to show gratitude to the gallant officers who have remained committed to maintaining peace and defending our land.
"I pay special tribute to all those who lost their lives last year in the line of duty," he said.
Jonathan noted that the Year 2020 comes with fresh opportunities, and new rays of hope, for us as a nation and as individuals.
However, he encouraged Nigerians to put all bitter and tragic experiences and stories behind and "live and act in faith to God and be resolute in our love for our country Nigeria."
He further wrote, "This Year, let’s prioritise the imperative of promoting peace, justice and love. This way, Nigeria can become a fortress of hope where citizens flourish in joy and liberty. Happy New Year.”