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ATIKU CONGRATULATES NIGERIAN

Atiku Abubakar, the former vice president and one of the chieftains of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), has congratulated Nigerians with coming New Year.
Atiku in his message has expressed the support for the government of President Muhammadu Buhari, advising Nigerians to be the real change agents that will inaugurate good governance, fair play and justice in the country.
Former VP stated that Nigeria can no longer depend on on a petro-dollar mono economy in the face of global oil glut, underlined that “our unity in diversity and huge population will come in handy for the diversification of the ailing economy; provide jobs for millions of unemployed youth, and save the society from crime and criminality.”
Atiku, who was the presidential aspirant in 2014, conceded defeat in the presidential primaries of the APC by congratulating Muhammadu Buhari.
In his concession speech, Atiku Abubakar said Buhari ran a spirited campaign, and since the delegates had spoken, he fully deserved the victory.
Read his full statement below: “On behalf of my family, I urge Nigerians at home and abroad to reflect on and dedicate themselves to unity, equity, security and development as they welcome the new year of 2016.
“I call on fellow countrymen and women to work in concert for nation building and the consolidation of the dividends of our hard-earned democracy.
“Every New Year such as this is a prime time for inner self reflection, stocktaking, resolutions and covenants. Hence, I urge my compatriots to remember their country in their every day prayers and actions throughout 2016 and beyond. For citizens are like spokes in the wheel of national progress; the whole can only function well if the units work positively in tandem. Nigerians should therefore work in concert to make Nigeria the great country of their dream.
“I also call on Nigerians to become the real change-agent that will enthrone good governance, fair play and justice.
“As a firm believer and investor in education as propelling force for development, I task Nigerians to avail the country their enormous human resources and diverse potentials for the benefit of country and citizens.

“We all must pull our abundant human capital together to create, motivate and innovate in a New World Order that boasts of comparative cutting edge advantage. It is the civic responsibility of citizens to pay taxes while it is the duty of political leaders to deploy same for the improvement and development of society.

“Our country can longer relish being a petro-dollar mono economy in the face of global oil glut. Thus our unity in diversity and huge population will come in handy for the diversification of the ailing economy; provide jobs for millions of unemployed youth, and save the society from crime and criminality.
“At this inauspicious periods of festivities, I enjoin Nigerians to be extra vigilant at all times and report suspicious elements to constituted authorities, especially in view of the strategy of terrorists to hit soft targets, having been sacked from and isolated from territories that had hitherto held sway.
“It is crystal clear even to his harshest critics that President Buhari means well for the country and intends to spend big and wisely in capital projects that would bring about needed infrastructure and public amenities that would in turn generate massive employment for ready hands. The least I can ask of you is to support him on his avowed commitment to make Nigeria work for all of us.
“As good citizens, we should not foreclose the chance of great times to come for our dear people and great country. All we need do now is to dutifully hope, work hard enough, pray fervently, love and respect one another, engage the government constructively and do the needful to reposition and resuscitate Nigeria, to rightfully place her within the Comity of developed Nations.
“I wish Nigerians and friends of Nigeria a splendid Yuletide and prosperous 2016.”