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Published On: Thu, Jan 1st, 2015

Abuja residents’ New Year resolutions

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African ParentsMashe Umaru Gwamna

To start of the New Year, some residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, have revealed their New Year’s resolutions.

Checks revealed that often, some individuals see the coming of New Year as perfect time to turn a new page in their life, which is why so many people make New Year’s resolutions, which seems to be yearly ritual in the world.

Although, every New Year it’s a great time for new beginnings and healthful resolutions by some people, but more than half of people who make such resolutions will have given up within six months into the year.

The resolutions come with new expectation and choices with high hope of things turning around every year but never fulfill it, because of one thing or another, leaving most that are not fulfilled by the end of every year to be either rolled over or dropped from the next year.

However, most of the residents who spoke in separate interviews yesterday said they began each year by making promises to themselves and their maker, which hope tostick to throughout the year.

While some said they don’t make new resolutions each year, until they have fulfilled those of the previous year; others say they do not consider it necessary to make New Year resolutions.

A resident, Sammy Loyo says: “My New Year resolution is that I want to learn more football skills which can enable me to get a good club to play for.

“Another one is that I want to know God more, and other things will fall in nicely for me.”

Another resident, Ezekiel Hai, who said he has made some New Year resolutions, reveals that “I want to rededicate my life to God more, than I did last year; and I will love people more in 2015.”

Similarly, a civil servant, Mr. Simeon Ishaku, said his 2015 New Year resolution is to give himself totally unto God, as he asks for more of God’s grace to accomplish his heart desires for the year..

In the same vein, a resident, who simply gave his name as Pam says: “I will love to drop every bad character and attitude that I have last year and rededicate my life unto God more this New Year.”

Not left out, one Miriam Ibrahim, said in 2015, she wants to be a better person in all aspects of life than she was last year.

“Above all I want to walk closely with God in this New Year; also remember my country in prayers, so that peace will reign and insurgency will come to an end,” she expressed.

Meanwhile for one Grace John, she is not making New Year resolutions, as she is still working on fulfilling that of 2014 not achieved.

“I don’t have any New Year resolution, because am still working on outstanding ones, and since I have not achieved that of 2014, making another one for 2015 is just a no for me.

“I will just keep my mind crossed to see how things unfold and I will work with the unfolding events, and believe God that thing will go well”, she explained.

Also, one Miss Ehi Adams says:”I don’t have a New Year resolution be causes when I make one Idon’t fulfill it, even so I have not finish achieving the one in 2014, so making a new year resolution does not make sense for me.

“But, for this New Year I just have some principles that I believe by God’s grace and mercy, I will love to achieve in 2015.”

According, an applicant, Sophia Sheyin, noted that “I don’t have New Year resolutions because most of us do not keep to them, what we said we will not do.

“People just like it that they would have New Year resolutions, and after January most of them go back on their old ways.”


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