School: Saints Academy Jos
My country Nigeria got her independence from the British in the year 1960. The name Nigeria was given by Mrs. Flora Shaw. Whenever I look at the green white green flag waving big and proud in the breeze my heart swells near to bursting and a tear forms in my eyes from thinking of al that it represents Freedom Glory, tradition for this land, the greatest in mother Africa. As a boy growing up in Jos, I always have a profound sense of honor and pride deep in my soul when every morning lined up in my school’s assembly around I stand to sing the national anthem and then recite those famous words. I can’t help but love Nigeria for reasons too numerous to mention. Nigeria is richly blessed with natural and human resources which if judiciously harnessed would shoot us to the top of the world economy. We have crude oil, iron, coal etc. Talking about human resources, Nigerians are very creative and innovative . Nigeria is one of the most populated counties in Africa and that is why we are regarded as the giant of Africa.
Throughout our chequered political history from independence, we have been through thick and thin but each time have overcame. Our electoral process has tremendously improved. This can be seen in the last elections conducted in the country. Absence of natural disasters like earthquakes, tsunamis. Hurricanes is yet another reason why I love my country. We are all privy to what happened in Haiti and recently Japan. The aftermaths are beyond the scope of this write up. Nigeria is a country who holds her social norms to a very high esteem and that is why she kicks against some unusual oriental behaviors like gay marriage and so on.
There is a high level of cooperation for instance, our President Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan is a Christian while his vice Dr. Namadi Sambo is a Muslim. How wonderful. Nigeria is a tourist attraction resort. Tourists from different countries ball over the world come to places like Idanre Hills in Idanre, Osun State, the Obudu cattle ranch and so many other places in Nigeria for fun, sightseeing, tourism and so on. Nigeria is a country with different cultural diversities. The culture of those in the eastern part of the country is different from that of the people in the Northern and Western part of the country making this country a very enjoyable place to be. Finally. One line of national anthem says “The labor of our heroes past shall never be in vain” so let us fight to finish to ensure that we realize the dreams of our founding factors. I love Nigeria and I’m proud to be a Nigerian.