The Governor of Kebbi, Alhaji Atiku Bagudu, on Friday felicitated with the people of the state and other Nigerians on the occasion of the New Year 2021.
The felicitation was contained in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media, Malam Yahaya Sarki, and made available to newsmen in Birnin Kebbi.
Bagudu, who is also the Chairman of the Progressive Governors Forum, noted that 2020 was a very challenging year as a result of a myriad of “unpalatable events and occurrences that had devastating socioeconomic and health impacts on Nigerians.”
“These include the raging global coronavirus pandemic and the wanton destructions caused by the unprecedented flood disasters, among others.
“The past year was an extremely difficult one for all those involved in governance, occasioned by the above obnoxious events.
“These unforeseen dastardly developments significantly withered the resources of nations, including Nigeria,” the statement quoted the governor as saying.
He appealed to Nigerians to continue to be patient, persevering and fervently prayerful.
Bagudu urged the people of Kebbi to continue to support and cooperate with the three tiers of government.
He urged the people to sustain the observance of the prescribed COVID-19 prevention protocols.