Happy Independence to every true citizen of Nigeria. There is a lot going on in the different sectors of the country that is of great concern to patriotic Nigerians.
However, on a day like this, we are positive that our leaders are working really hard to make this 55-year-old country mature, respectable and more reputable, despite the numerous challenges on ground.
Here is an interesting poem for your reading pleasure, it’s titled “Nigeria For Sale.” Seems rather funny but on a serious note “if Nigeria was a product, would you buy?”
NIGERIA FOR SALE
Nigeria, If I have my way I’ll sell you off to Algeria
And use the money to eradicate Malaria
But how do I start when I’m already familiar
with this country that breeds so many barbarians.
At 35, most Nigerians still live with their parents
At 55, Nigeria is yet to have a dream
At 75, would our kids be proud of this country?
Or would they hope it gets better at 95.
Every night we chant prayers like songs
Asking for peace, begging for release
“Bring Back Our Girls” the People cry
Like flies and mosquitoes the people die.
Have we not shed enough blood?
Have we not prayed to our lord?
Do we have to perish by the sword?
Or do we need cleansing by another precious blood?
Our stomachs crave for food
Our heads beg for Shelter
Our hearts yearn for peace
In a land filled with black gold.
Our schools strike often
Our roads create orphans
Our hospitals have nothing
In a nation drowning in wealth.
Though in pain, Nigeria has a lot to proclaim
From the shores of Lake Chad to Shere hills of Plateau
From the Island of Bonny to the borders of Badagry
Nigeria remains our birth land, home to the richest blacks
And father of growing cities.
Lagos, the agile old man, strong, bold, and always busy
Calabar, such a young proud woman – beautiful and bountiful
Should I mention Port Harcourt? The Garden city without a garden
Or Abuja? OH! rock of ages cleft for us while we hide our treasures in it.
Nigeria has so much drama and too many baby mamas
So much hunger that needs bread and bama
So many meetings with too much grammar
Too many leaders who will soon face karma.
Who would pay for all of these?
The price for freedom has already been paid
We do not need to strive to make our day
Though it’s harder done than said, still
NIGERIA IS NOT FOR SALE!
We all have our way not to sell Nigeria
But to eradicate its barbarians
Whose wives live in Australia
And kids barely Know malaria.
Poem By AJ Ajumoke Nwaeze
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To a better Nigeria as we celebrate both our National and Personal Independence.
“HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!!!”