Former President Goodluck Jonathan has expressed very strong confidence that Nigeria will survive in 2016, despite the gloomy economic predictions for the country.
The former president stated this in his New Year message to Nigerians, which he posted on his Facebook page.
Mr. Jonathan, who last May handed over to President Muhammadu Buhari after failing to secure re-election, also expressed optimism that the country would thrive and help drive the peace, prosperity and unity of the citizenry.
According to him, this is something that all Nigerians can look forward to in the New Year and beyond.
He wrote: “In the 80s, our people sang and danced to the hit song ‘Nigeria go survive’. I am convinced that in 2016, Nigeria will not only survive, she will also thrive and help drive the peace, prosperity and unity of all her people”.
Ex-President Jonathan, therefore, urged Nigerians to make 2016 a turning point year by embracing one another and working as a team to advance the nation’s frontiers in all fields of human endeavour.
“On behalf of my family and I (sic), I would like to wish all Nigerians a Happy New Year. We are all brothers and sisters born from the womb of one Nigeria and as I have said previously, we would not be Nigerians if God did not will it.
“Having found ourselves as Nigerians by the divine providence of God, let us celebrate our Nigerianness and make 2016 our turning point year in which we embrace each other and work as a team to advance the frontiers of Nigeria in every field of human endeavour”, the former president wrote.