He said while governments at all levels are expected to serve the people who voted for them; the followers also have the civic responsibility of supporting the government’s programmes.
Aregbesola said: “As we start a New Year, we should, as a people, chart a new course and rededicate our lives to the progress of our nation. All religious groups, as well as ethnic nationalities, must come together and work in harmony for the benefit our nation. As we approach election years, both leaders and the people must work and pray for peace in our state and nation.”
The All Progressives Congress (APC) urged Nigerians to live together harmoniously and pray for peace in 2014.
In a message by its Publicity Director, Kunle Oyatomi, the party felicitated with the people on the beginning of another year.
It urged religious leaders to pray for peace, warning those who may want to fan the embers of discord to change their attitude.
The party listed the achievements of the Aregbesola administration in 2013 to include massive road construction, educational transformation with the reclassification of schools improved health care delivery, urban renewal, agricultural development and the welfare package for the aged.
Assuring that 2014 would be full of more “goodies” for the people, APC said: “Last year, the state became the first in Africa to introduce the Tablet of Knowledge (Opon Imo) in schools and transformed the education sector significantly with innovations.”