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I am proud to be a Nigerian; Nigeria is one of the largest countries in Africa, got independence October 1st, 1960 and became a republic 1963. After a couple of years, we saw the raise of the civilian war, then the military came and took over power the people of Nigeria felt abit suppressed but through all this means we survived, we stayed on top. The late 90’s gave birth to democracy in Nigeria but still we struggled to adjust once more, still took a firm stand and progress through these hard times. Nigeria, strong people, happy people you cannot deny that, even the Guinness book of record tagged us one of the happiest nation in the world. Throughout this time, a few people gave us a bad name saying we had the people who stole money and people who gave the impression of the world that we are bad people, angry people and scam artiste. It seems like things where not going to get better but with the appearance of a great man late president umar musa yar’adua things started to change, Nigeria started to get better, the youth were given the voice, the people began to speak out, our nation began to enjoy its riches, our agriculture stood out, our land is exceedingly fertile, with limitless depositions of mineral resources scattered all over the country. Name it; crude oil, gold, iron ore, limestone, salt, bitumen, coal, clay, tin, cotton? We have them all. Not to mention hundreds of produce able cash and food crops.
Moreover, Nigeria is the most populated country in Africa, and 7th most populated in the world. For every 10 black men, 1 is a Nigerian. Also, Nigeria has a very diverse ethnicity with over 250 ethnic groups. Her youth population is likewise very impressive, as 92.2% of the population are between ages of 0 and 54. This goes to show the level of our potentiality. Our peace stood out and all the people of Nigeria began to smile. Just when it seems things were getting better the great man passed on. It seems like the country was going to go into chaos, nonetheless we saw the rise of the lucky man himself president goodluck ebele jonathan, this gave birth to the rebranding of Nigeria, gone are the days of bad reputation the bad image has been eradicated. We are known as creative, intelligent people. Nigeria is a country that produces great musicians, actor, and great sport teams. Yes we have the most beautiful women in Nigeria, and the best selling African artiste musically, also one of the best football team. And now we can say we great nation and also good people. Being a Nigeria, does not mean I am inferior or means I cannot speak across borders due to shame. It does not mean I cannot attain great heights through honesty, hard work and determination. It only means I have a bigger responsibility than, a responsibility to salvage my fatherland from the shackles of corruption, illiteracy and insecurity and to facilitate the adequate use of our human and natural wealth and also to remain hopeful and patriotic, despite all odds.
One of our past leader chief Obafemi Awolowo once said, ‘no matter how tall a tree is, it cannot forget its roots.’
GOD BLESS NIGERIA,
MY COUNTRY.

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