Monday, 30 September 2013

As Nigeria Clocks 53 Tomorrow: Why You Should Celebrate

As Nigeria clocks 53 tomorrow...
Some might ask: "what is there to celebrate about Nigeria?"
And my answer would always be: "A LOT!"

Tomorrow is not about the filthy, corrupt and greedy Nigerians in governance
It is not about the filthy, corrupt and greedy Nigerians in both the private and public sectors...
It is not about the fact that millions of Naira would be spent in celebration by these corrupt people and their cronies as they "mark our independence"... 
It is not about Boko Haram as is existent in the North...
It is not about the Kidnappers as we have in the South-east and west...
It is not about the Terrorists as we have in the South-south...
It is not about the Nigerian Clergy who have become a scourge on their own...
It is not about the various systems, structures and infrastructure in Nigeria which only exist and not function...
It is not even about the good Nigerians who, if really existent, might change the country for the better...

Tomorrow is about NIGERIA and the founding fathers who fought for her independence...   
It is about a NIGERIA that still yields oil despite all the degradations...
It is about a NIGERIA that remains fertile despite all the desecrations...
It is about a NIGERIA that remains rich despite all the looting and deprivations...
It is about a NIGERIA that remains  my fatherland...your fatherland!

So, come tomorrow,...
For ten seconds or more if you can afford to...
Find a quiet corner...
Forget all the troubles, the katakata, the wahala, the yawa, the gwogwotigwo...
Lift up something...your hands, a cup - whether filled with wine, water or empty...
And toast to NIGERIA...

Tell her to keep strong...
Tell her to overlook our excesses...
Tell her to bear with us even though we have failed her and continue to do so...
Tell her that we shall overcome; that it shall get better...
Make her an unconditional promise; promise her something that you would start doing differently to her benefit...
Then ask God to bless her.

Nigeria is different from Nigerians; where the latter have failed, the former has stood the test of time and for that I celebrate, so should you.

The Oracle Has Spoken!!

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