Progressive change in 2020
news, to misinform the public and distract the government. Kwarans should rest assured that we are up to the task and shall never give in to them amid renewed determination to free up resources for development.
“In 2020, we are laying a solid foundation for a greater Kwara, one that works for all. The first quarter will record official launch of the Social Investment Programme to empower the people across various social strata.”
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary Taiwo Adisa, Makinde called for support from all Oyo people, promising to revive the health sector, transform the economy of the state and protect life and property.
he encouraged residents to contribute to the development of the state.
Nnamani called for a stronger collaboration between the government and the governed, stressing that “only such synergy would propel us to national renewal in 2020”.
In a statement, Tambuwal applauded the resilience and tolerance of Nigerians in the face of many obstacles.
he said, “I am confident that as we move into the new year, we shall surmount, as we have done countless times, all the challenges staring us in the face and putting us at daggers drawn with tolerance and understanding.”
The governor added, “I have said it times without number that Nigeria and Nigerians are one indivisible entity ordained by Allah. Any contrived or accidental attempt to foist disunity among them can only last but some moments.”
Lawan in a statement by his media aide Ola Awoniyi hailed the resilience of Nigerians in their commitment to the unity and prosperity of the country and support for the regime of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.).
he said, “I have no doubt in my mind that with the timely passage of the budget, restoration of the January to December financial year and other amendments recently made to our laws by the ninth National Assembly, the economy will enjoy significant growth in the new year.”
In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity Lanre Lasisi on Tuesday, Gbajabiamila said, “Let us unite more against our challenges. Let us be our brothers’ keepers as always. Our resolve to remain together as a people should be unshakable.
“As an optimist, I have a strong belief that the year 2020 will be better for the country in all ramifications. Let us not despair. Let us keep hope alive, and God Almighty will see us through.”
Wase said in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary Umar Puma Nigerians should continue to live in peace and harmony.
The Deputy Speaker added, “Nigerians are in safe hands under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari. But what we have to do is to support the government and eschew divisive tendencies that are inimical to the growth of the nation.
“Ibelievethatifwesupportand cooperate with the government, we would be creating an enabling environment for the implementation of the laudable policies and relentless efforts being made to transform Nigeria.”
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