New Year: Gombe’ll flourish in 2021, says Gov Yahaya

By Auwal Abdulrazaq, Gombe

Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe state has tasked residents in the state to reflect the lessons learned in 2020 in all aspects of human endeavors with a view to promoting peace and unity for the overall development of the state and the country.

The governor also expressed optimism that the year 2021 would be a bright and prosperous one for both Gombe state and Nigeria.

Governor in his New Year message that was issued by his media aide, Ismaila Uba Misilli, assure that the new year would offer the citizenry a new opportunity to renew their faith in God, urging the people of the state to look to the future with optimism.

He acknowledged the resilience and perseverance of the people of the state in the midst of socio-economic difficulties occasioned by the COVID-19 Pandemic that was experienced in the year under review.

The governor therefore, enjoined the people to maintain the undying spirit and enter 2021 with hope and renewed faith.

He said: “Everybody knows the effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic and what it has created not only within the Nigerian society but in the entire world and if we continue to work hard enough and show resilience, we shall overcome the challenges and emerge stronger.

“The year 2021 holds a great promise for all of us through improved security, youths and women empowerment and greater attention to infrastructural development across sectors. As we enter the New Year, I call on all of us to draw on the lessons learned in 2020 in all aspects of human endeavors and continue to work assiduously for the peace, progress, security and development of the state,” he stated.

Meanwhile, some residents of the state while expressing their hopes and aspirations for the New Year, hoped for nothing short of the best in 2021, but they were not unmindful of the troubles that befall the nation in 2020.

They told Daily Telescope said though the year 2020 had gone, its memories would long be remembered.

Mr Joshua Peter and Yakubu Abbas said the year 2020 had been dubbed as one of the tortuous years in the history of Nigeria with the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, the menace of kidnapping, banditry and other security challenges that rocked the country all through the year.

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