Murjanatu Abdulrazak, 20, Student, Abuja
2017 had been a trying year for Nigerians. Government had failed to deliver the dividends of democracy as promised, food prices rose, fuel price too. Virtually all other basic life entitlements provided by country were either grossly inadequate or non-existent to Nigerians. Though it takes little time wreck a mechanism, fixing it back takes twice as much. On that basis, it is my hope that 2018 will be a rosy year built on a secure and safe environment, robust and diversified economy, well laid infrastructure, job opportunities and youth empowerment to guarantee good life to all Nigerians
Hamza Abdallah, 27, Lawyer, Kano
My hope for Nigeria is to experience great joy, success and happiness and brighter development because we’ve witnessed a very tough and unfortunate circumstances in the previous year which we don’t want to see repeated. We hope for much improvement as Nigeria is the only home we all have and no matter what we can’t abandon it.
Muhammad Najib, 33, Tailor, Kano
By the grace of God, I hope the year 2018 will bring more hope, greater development, security and above all, usher in greater prosperity for all of us. All I seek from my fellow Nigerians is their continued support and prayers for all our leaders in this nation. Pray for them to be guided and that they shall have divine wisdom, direction, strength and health to do the work that it has please the Almighty God. I believe every hardship, at the very end, has a relief. Nigeria in 2018 is going to change for the better.
Adamu Danjuma, 31, Biochemist, Lokoja
Well I’m hoping the Nigeria I love, the Nigeria I grew up in will have a stable economy. I also hope our leaders will do more and talk less so that we can get somewhere at least. We have the capacity to become one of the greatest powers in the world but we’re being inhibited by certain people with sadistic ideologies so I hope that narrative changes.
James Ebiojo Faith, 22, Fashion Designer, Lokoja