The Senator representing the Lagos East Senatorial District and Chairman, Senate Committee On Industries, Sen. Tokunbo Mikhail Abiru has said that the New Year will be a better year but advised that people should not be wasteful.
Abiru gave the charge in his New Year message to the people of the Lagos East Senatorial District in a statement that he personally signed on Saturday, January 1, 2022.
The former Banker, who said that the just concluded year was a very challenging one, especially with the ravaging COVID 19 and its variants, also charged people to keep hope alive and use their voting rights in bringing about good government.
The New Year message of the Senator is reproduced below:
SENATOR MUKHAIL ADETOKUNBO ABIRU’S 2022 NEW YEAR GOODWILL MESSAGE TO THE GOOD PEOPLE OF LAGOS EAST SENATORIAL DISTRICT.
My dear esteemed constituents of the Lagos East Senatorial District, it gladdens my heart to welcome you into the year 2022. The year 2021 was a challenging one. From all fronts, the world witnessed unprecedented trying times. The dreaded COVID-19 scourge evolved into new variants like Delta and now the deadly Omicron threatening to shut down the world once again.
Last year was indeed a trying period for many households and the nation at large. What we as one of the Trustees of your sacred mandate have tried to do, is to deliberately and continuously keep the hope of our people alive by working assiduously to deliver on the promises I made to you during the 2020 Lagos East Senatorial By-election electioneering campaign.
Dear Constituents of the Lagos East, I will be the first to admit that the economic and security challenges facing the county are daunting. Indeed, at no time in our recent past has the nation’s economy, well-being, peace and unity been so vigorously and persistently challenged. I, however, urge you not to despair but to remain hopeful. I believe that as we work conscientiously and openly, and together with unity of purpose and solidarity and with God on our side, we shall overcome all these challenges facing us.
The new year 2022 is a time to also strive to be better people and to also leverage on the lessons of the year 2021. Importantly, it is not a time to be wasteful or careless about our economic activities, rather a time to harness every economic growth that the realities of the past years have thrown in our hands.
As we also know that 2022 is the penultimate year to the general elections of 2023, it is important to begin to assess our individual aspirations towards ensuring that Nigeria becomes a better place and this can only be achieved by ensuring that we all get registered as eligible voters and prepare to exercise our civic responsibilities without fears.
In conclusion, may I use this opportunity to once again thank all of you for your support since December 2020 and to plead that we work even better this year to provide better and more robust effective representation for the people of Lagos East Senatorial District in order to ensure greater good to a larger number of people.
Let me assure you that I will not let you down. In 2022, the tempo of #DoingGood mantra won’t wane. We will not be distracted nor deterred.
I wish you all happy New Year celebrations and a fruitful and prosperous 2022 in peace and good health.
God bless you all.
Senator Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru, FCA
Chairman, Senate Committee On Industries.