New Year: Fashola Calls For Renewed Faith In Nigerian Project

Babatunde-Fashola04032011Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola of Lagos State on Tuesday admonished Nigerians to believe in the Nigerian project.

“That hope, dreams and expectations must not be lost, we must resolve this New Year to return to ourselves and give impetus to them.

“To do this successfully, we must begin to believe in Nigeria and the Nigerian Project once more.

“We must start by defining for ourselves the kind of future that we want. It is only when we agree on this that we can unite towards recreating the Nigeria of our collective dreams”, he said in a New Year message released on Tuesday.

Fashola expressed the optimism that the nation’s challenges were surmountable.

According to Gov. Fashola, most of Nigeria’s problems are man-made that require conscious efforts by all and sundry to resolve them.

“Nigerians should shun religious and ethnic intolerance which is the cause of the nation’s woes.

“Looking back at all that we went through in the past year, perhaps, the time has come for us to take an introspective look at ourselves in an attempt to get to the root of our problems and challenges.

“The truth of the matter is that, whether it is the downturn in the economy or our security situation, the challenges are traceable to ourselves”, Fashola was quoted as saying in the message.

He urged Nigerians to re-invent the unity of purpose which existed in the 60s and 70s, saying they should draw strength from the nation’s diversity.

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