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Nigerians express mixed views as Nigeria celebrates 61st Independence Day



Because the nation celebrates its 61st independence anniversary, some Nigerians have expressed blended reactions over the present state of the nation since its freedom from colonial rule in 1960.

Some consider that the nation has recorded many developments since 1960 regardless of the numerous challenges the nation has gone by means of all through the years.

Others consider that the nation has carried out nothing in comparison with nations that bought independence after Nigeria.

In keeping with a chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC), James Audu, Nigeria succeeded to beat the civil conflict that nearly divided the nation and right now, the nation is attempting it’s greatest to beat sure challenges which might be rearing their ugly heads to face towards the progress of the nation.

He acknowledged, “Our leaders through the years have proven maturity in dealing with challenges confronting the nation. I strongly consider that as a rustic, we’re studying and really quickly, we are going to overcome and transfer collectively as a nation.

“Our coming collectively as a nation and understanding ourselves will certainly be the start of our breakthrough in all spheres of life. When that is achieved, Nigeria will certainly be the pleasure of Africa trying on the human and pure sources God Almighty has blessed the nation with.”

He defined that with all of the challenges the nation goes by means of, Nigerians will overcome sometime and be an excellent nation that the world would admire.

61st Independence: Allow us to rededicate ourselves to Nigeria —- Gov Mohammed

One other chieftain of the APC, Suleiman Mohammed, argued that the nation’s management has did not construct on the positive factors of the nation’s founding fathers who fought all their lives to unite the nation.


He famous, “At this time on this nation we have now leaders that care much less in regards to the challenges Nigerians are going by means of. Think about the speed at which we’re killing ourselves on a regular basis that killing an individual on this nation is not information. We’ve all misplaced our senses as human beings that even animals don’t deal with one another the best way we behave to one another within the nation.

“It’s in Nigeria that you simply see the very best type of hatred, variations in faith, tribe and all types of segregation that no any part sees one other one with something good. This lifestyle retains drawing us backward on a regular basis, as a divided nation, we proceed to witness all types of atrocities within the nation and right now, everyone is seen as an enemy.”

He added that right now within the nation, the management has no sense of course, stressing that there isn’t any particular plan that’s guiding the nation sooner or later.

He mentioned, “You uncover that in developed nations, they work on the plans they’ve set for themselves and they’re working strictly to attain such targets they’ve set for themselves and that’s the reason you see them prospering yearly. In Nigeria, our leaders rule by chance with none particular plan that they’re working to attain and that’s the reason they may simply be distracted from doing different issues that aren’t significant to the welfare of Nigerians.

“The management is meant to cater for the welfare of all Nigerians no matter the place one comes from. The President must be the daddy of all Nigerians whereas the governors even be the daddy of their respective states. What one sees on this nation is all types of favouritism and such characters that merely tells you that we aren’t actually one within the nation. You see improvement in some locations whereas different locations don’t have anything to indicate for it however the identical nation and state.”

He pressured that the nation actually wants leaders that worry God in all their dealings in order that they’d carry the individuals alongside in all spheres of life, including that such kind of management would guarantee peace and sanity within the nation with none type of acrimony.

Mrs Consolation Adamu, a businesswoman, lamented that the federal government of the day cares much less in regards to the welfare of these they govern however have an interest about themselves, stressing, “How can we be secured on this nation that everyone behaves the best way she or he desires. No marvel you see all method of issues occurring within the nation.

“Nigerians are affected by insecurity, hardship and different issues that make Nigerians suppose that our leaders do not need the worry of God in them trying on the method the very folks that elected them into energy are struggling. Many have been despatched parking from their ancestral lands due to insecurity and nobody appears to take care of what they’re going by means of. Many others have been killed and property of unimaginable magnitude have been destroyed by enemies within the title of faith or communal conflicts,” she mentioned.

She known as on the management of the nation to worry God and do the needful to keep away from the wrath of God on the day of judgment, calling on Nigerians to be their brothers’ keepers and unite towards the enemy of progress within the nation.

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