A former military Head of State, General Ibrahim Babangida (rtrd) has asked Nigerians to remain steadfast, resolute, and patient in the face of the numerous challenges facing the country.
Babangida gave the advice during an interview on New Year Eve, adding that whatever has a beginning must certainly have an end.
IBB noted that the COVID-19 pandemic posed a grave challenge to the entire world, Nigeria included, and has affected all other aspects of governance.
He also pleaded with Nigerians to obey COVID-19 guidelines as provided by those in charge of health in the country.
“I wish all of us well and want us to remain steady, to remain resolute and have patience because everything that has a beginning [will surely] have an end,” the former Head of State said.
“I think once we work hard towards getting the objectives right, we’ll have a pleasant and good 2021.
“So I take this opportunity to wish all of us Nigerians the best of 2021 and to encourage Nigerians to continue to assist the government in solving all the perennial problems associated with the governance
“2020 has been a very challenging period not to this country alone but throughout the world. There is Covid-19, economic situations and also insecurity.
“2020 has been a challenging year in terms of health, security, and economy. We remain grateful to God and we’ll get through these problems…. Coronavirus is real. So I appeal to people to go along with what the health providers are advising us,” he added.