President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2017 New Year Message to Nigerians – Calls for Peace

President Muhammadu Buhari's 2017 New Year Message to Nigerians - Calls for Peace

President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2017 New Year Message to Nigerians – Calls for Peace – President Buhari has greeted the citizens of Nigeria as the new year kicks up today being January 1, 2017 With a message of hope. Also in his message, he called for peace Among the people of Nigeria.

In his new year message, Issues like security, fight against corruption, terrorism and the state of the economy dominated/mostly spoken of.

President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2017 New Year Message to NigeriansPresident Muhammadu Buhari's 2017 New Year Message to Nigerians - Calls for Peace

During his message in 2015/2016, He promised the citizens CHANGE, now 2017 he is assuring Nigerians that we will surely overcome all other forms of challenges in the year.

Talking about peace, President Buhari has urged Shia Community and Niger Delta militants to embrace peace and always abide by the laws of the country.

The President made the appeal in his New Year message to Nigerians issued in Abuja on Saturday.

In the Message he said;

“We will continue to pursue peace initiatives in the Niger Delta, as I again call on our brothers in that region who have taken to violent disruptions of economic infrastructure to come to the negotiating table.
“As for our brothers and sisters of the Shia Community, we urge them too to embrace peace.
“They must accept the laws of the country they live in. They cannot be islands by themselves.
“At the same time, the law enforcement agencies must treat them humanely and according to the rule of law.’’
He further stated that Nigerians must continue to support and tolerate one another and live together as one.
In a Nutshell, the president’s new year message read thus;

My dear Compatriots,

I am happy to welcome you to the beginning of a New Year in our beloved country Nigeria.

I felicitate with you today at a time when our nation is witnessing a new and impressive turnaround in our security and socio-economic situation.

I want to remind you on the first day of this New Year of an African proverb that says “it is easy to break a broomstick but not a bunch”. Nigeria is a bunch and is more than equal to troublemakers.

The year 2017 provides an opportunity for us to build on those aspects of our national life that unite us. We are courageous, hardworking, hospitable, steadfast and resilient people, even in the face of difficulties.

HAPPY NEW YEAR ONCE AGAIN.

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