The Ajia Balogun of Ibadanland, Oloye Adegboyega Adegoke has urged the people of Oyo state and Nigerians as whole to use the new year to renew their commitment toward collective prosperity, growth and development by contributing more to nation building and shun all forms of negative tendencies.
Adegoke, a Senatorial hopeful for Oyo South also urged the governments and citizens alike to brace up to the challenges of nationhood and work harmoniously to make 2021 a year of fulfillment, stressing that government should strive for all possible means to foster unity amongst Nigerians.
Adegoke while speaking with journalists during Christmas and New Year celebration, expressed optimism that 2021 would be fulfilling if governments at all levels make the people the centre point of its policies and programmes despite the challenges faced in 2020.
Ajia Balogun, who is also the Executive Director Finance and Chief Financial Officer of OES Energy Services, also advocated an urgent review of the security arrangement in the country in order to curtail the multi-faceted security challenges ravaging the nation.
While acknowledging the resilience and perseverance of citizens in the midst of socio-economic and political difficulties in 2020, Adegoke urged them to reignite their undying spirit and enter 2021 with vigor and hope.
He urged Nigerians to continue to demonstrate love and exhibit compassion towards one another and extend hands of support to the less privileged and vulnerable members of the society.
According to him, “I have the hope that the nation we so sacrifice to keep going and to this age can only be better notwithstanding various security and economic challenges that has become a world order, confronting every country of the world in different magnitude and in different way.
“As Nigerians our unique strengths and characters to overcome our challenges collectively have never been in doubt, what we need now more than ever is to galvanise these unique qualities for the good of all as permissible under a democratic set up.
“It is my hope that 2021 will bring out the empowerment of Nigerians and that through increased job opportunities Nigeria will be working again. “It is my hope that all Nigerians will live in a safe and secure country.
“I believe that Nigerians deserve to live in peace, in any part of the country without fear of intimidation or molestation. We need to cooperate with each other to make progress . We can work together to make our nation great again”.