Happy 56th indepence to Nigeria again.
I woke up on the 1st day of October with thoughts of “what kind of post can i put up on a day like this?”
Fortunately or otherwise, I wasn’t able to publish the post I had written. It just didn’t feel like it.
However, Okoli Chinomso of the Shanyi Life blog, did a nice post that I think y’all should take a look at.
On a day like this, a song comes to mind: it a song that was normally sung during concerts in youth camp in Church (when I was still going for youth camp).
The song goes thus:
Nigeria my beloved country
Walking together is our dream
Nigeria my beloved country
Her future hope is you and me…..
Another song that comes to mind is Great Nation by Timi Dakolo.
These songs talk about a great nation with great people that believe in honesty, unity and working together to achieve our goals.
Looking back, it can be rightly said that Nigeria has seen good days, but recently, things haven’t been so good.
Our early fathers sacrificed and fought a lot for us to get this freedom, but are we free in the real sense of it?
Truly there’s physical freedom, how about mental freedom? Infrastructural freedom? Educational freedom? Financial freedom? To mention but a few.
As a young lady with plans for her life, I sometimes look at Nigeria and wonder where all this is going.
And as I wonder and ponder on issues, what comes to my mind is that we cannot wait for the government to solve all our problems.
The government has it part to play, but who is the government? It is YOU and I.
We complain about corruption among government officials, but what about the account you falsified in the office just last week?
Nigeria is 56, not as old as the USA or China or Great Britain…… There’s still a long way to go. But it takes more than Buhari to solve our many problems.
We’ve got to start with US,
– we’ve got to pray for our nation
– we’ve got to pray for our leaders
– we’ve got to believe that things will get better
– we’ve got to do our parts
– we’ve got to work together to build our nation again.
And Nigeria WILL BE GREAT AGAIN.
On a lighter note, there are still some likeable attributes of Nigeria and Nigerians? (Anyone with me on this?)
As we work together to build a better Nigria, name three things you still like about Nigeria.
I’ll go first, see you in the comment section.
1. Nigeria is a beautiful country and though she’s going though tough times, I like the dogged and ‘go get it’ spirit of Nigerians.
2. I like the growth going on in the technology sector.
3. I like Nigeria Jollof rice and Chicken.
We’ve got to still appreciate some things about our country. So your turn.
P.S : Happy new month to you. Have an amazing month.
Image courtesy : Samuel Obadina