By Amaechi Kingsley
The President, Nigerian Community in Turkey, NICOT, Prince Emre Magboh, has sent his best wishes to Nigerians to mark the New Year celebrations amidst the pandemic which he said had crippled socio-economic activities and festivities that ushers in a new year.
Prince Magboh during a media chat via an online visual last Friday, 1st January, 2021, stated that irrespective of the coronavirus that bedeviled the year 2020, Nigerians and people all over the world needed to be thankful to God for enabling everybody witness a new year.
The President who extended his condolences to families who lost loved ones due to dreaded virus, enumerated effects of the pandemic on world economies, especially the poor, and encouraged government, individuals, groups and cooperate bodies to continue in rendering assistance to those in dire need at such perilous moment.
Continuing, the Enugu State born philanthropist urged the Federal Government of Nigeria not to relent in her effort towards combating the pandemic, through people oriented policies and ensuring the health sector is revamped to cater for Nigerians.
He also encouraged Nigerians to collaborate with government to stern the increasing rate of infected persons so as to attain a Covid-19 free new year.
In a related development, the president of NICOT, Prince E. Magboh has applauded Nigerians resident in Turkey for being law abiding ambassadors, calling on them to shun all negative vices that may plunge them into illicit ventures.
He further expressed optimism that the New Year 2021 would be Covid-19 free, in as much as all safety measures against the dreaded virus are strictly adhered to.
He prayed for a prosperous New Year void of any pandemic as he thanked executives and members of NICOT for their unalloyed support in steering the affairs of the community.