Yaaaay! look who just turned 58 yesterday. It’s our very own dearly beloved sister and friend ‘Nigeria’ who was born on the 1st of October 1960. Her birth was one, born out of the need to be politically,economically, socially (and all the other ally’s) free from her erstwhile colonial master. Today we are excited and celebrate her, because this dream has become a reality, even though she still has a lot on her plate to chew. Nigeria has been through several ups and downs, nevertheless, we know this can only be temporal, as we can already begin to see a bright light at the end of the tunnel. The truth is, you can only have what you say or what you believe in. So whatever image of Nigeria you maybe looking at now or situation you are currently experiencing shouldn’t be a yardstick to measure Nigeria. It is always darkest before dawn.

From being the ‘Giant of Africa’ to becoming the ‘Ant of Africa’ and then going on to still become one of the last three most corrupt country in the world, it could be said of Nigeria that she is a country up to no good. Although looking at present indices and happenings around, one might accept such claims yeah, but I am of the opinion and strongly believe that this Nigeria we currently have and see today is as a result of our own doings. One way or the other, we have contributed in making Nigeria the way she is, whereby citizen even resort to relocating to other African countries we once used to dominate. How sad! This ought not to be.

Nigeria was once the pride of Africa and we ought to return back to claim our lost glory. The earlier we all realize that this is our country and nobody would help us if we don’t help ourselves by ourselves, the better for us. Travelling to another man’s land or nationalizing else where won’t solve our problem. Nigeria is our home, and the onus is on us to fix her up. When your little baby messes up herself, you don’t dump her and pick up the next available kid to mother, rather you clean her up and make her look nice. That is what every concerned loving mother does, and that should be the same way we treat our sister and friend Nigeria too. If we all play our parts and do the right thing (I mean, from the leadership down to the least citizen), Nigeria would soar high and even the sky would just be her starting point. We would become the cynosure of all eyes. Believe in Nigeria and do your part to uphold her. God bless Nigeria! God bless us all!

Courtesy: Pink Heart Nigeria

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