Former President Goodluck Jonathan has called on Nigerians to look beyond challenges of the past and set their minds on the opportunities in the new year.
Jonathan in a statement he issued on Sunday in Abuja said that the 2024 offered Nigerians a fresh slate of infinite possibilities for both individuals and as a nation.
“As we begin this year, 2024, we look back with gratitude to God for the gift of life and the possibility of today; a new year full of hope and brewing with glorious realities for us, our families and our country.
“Last year was characterized by many challenges as well as opportunities.
“As a country, we had an election which tested our will and commitment to peace, unity and sustainable democracy.
“We surmounted the anxieties and issues that came with the post-elections moment and forged ahead with shared optimism and courage towards nation building.
“This New Year offers us a fresh slate of infinite possibilities both for us as individuals and as a nation.
“ I urge citizens to look beyond the challenges we face as a nation and see the silver lining therein, “ he said.
Jonathan also urged Nigerians to continue to live in unity.
He also urged them to optimize the enormous potentials that lie ahead of the country and leverage the opportunities that abound in the country towards shared progress and success.