To day Nigerian’s mourn their 52 years of independence.In 52 years ago when the independence was got it was all joy,boys and girls running in the street shouting happy independence day,father and mother ran to the market,shouting we made it,yes we made it ! happy independence day !! both Christians and Muslims ran to church and mosque to bow down to the creator who made it possible ,all dick and harry, shouting in their homes ,across the street,happy independence day ! The Christians was not shouting we are Christians the Muslims was not shouting we are Muslims,all of them were shouting in a loud voice ,saying ”ONE NIGERIA ! HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY WE MADE IT !
But a year letter,the people’s hope was broken.the smiles in the face turns to tears,life was lost,blood shed everywhere.People that shouted one Nigeria start losing their beloved one’s due to hungry,the boys and girls that ran to the street with joy that great education is born shouting happy independence were deceived ,many of their parents can not afford a daily bread talk of sending the kids to school.Everyday the rich become more richer,while the poor begged for bread from street to street.
Today Nigeria is 52 .What are we celebrating? are we celebrating the bad roads,the falling standard of education,the bad electricity,the frustrate homes,the killings and assassination of legend who have had the courage to speak for the country,just like FELA KUTI,are we celebrating the running of thousands of Nigerian’s who have ran way from home to other countries and have turn to slaves,are we celebrating the life lost by our youth corp ,are we celebrating the blood spiting today by Christians and Muslims whom celebrated together as one body when the independence was found.
The cry of the less privilege should touch our heart, the cry of the widows and widower should give us a new thinking,the orphans and beggars in the street are just human like us, their cry should give us a meaning. The cry of our founding father’s should touch our heart,should touch our leaders,whom gave everything they have in other to achieve one Nigeria and summaries their effort with a greed said in the national Anthem ” I PROMISE TO BE FAITHFUL,ROYAL AND HONEST,TO SERVER NIGERIA WITH ALL MY STRENGTH ‘‘,The death of Fela kuti,who fight for justices for all should touch our heart.
Tears in my eyes ,a nation bless with ”milk” and ”horny” have fail in the face of time.The question is who will save the dying generation?Both Christian’s and Muslims should come together,down on their knees and pray in one voice,for GOD intervention, we Nigeria’s both home and abroad should put on a good behavior ,a behavior which will reflect the life we desire,and at last we can say we are proudly Nigerian’s.GOD bless Nigeria.