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Nigerians are good people

29 October 2013, 16:52 Julius Ngbede Philips

Nigerians seem to care less about a person's qualities and attributes, his beliefs and ideas towards life be a foreigner or a fellow country men, so long as he or she is willing to associate there is no problem and that is the norm for social acceptance in a modern society.

They don't discriminate regardless of what clan or religion a person belongs, all rights are freely exercised. We Nigerians believe so much in integrity, it is obvious that because of that, we have managed to live together for closely a hundred years now by which we share and care, respect and tolerate one another and live as one people.

Nigeria has a huge population of about 168.8 million people of divers cultures and traditions, variant languages, different individual backgrounds and ethics but despite this factors, we still have common interest and share the same national values which create the bond in our lifestyle and actions.

The problem of Nigeria is not Nigerians as if to say the common citizens of the country like they use to say, but the problem is our leaders which we look up to, to uphold the progressive dynamisms of this nation, but then they tend to concern themselves so much with their own selfish ambitions of acquiring wealth and power rather than focusing on the mandate of their office and by doing this they left most of their official jobs undone.

But despite their errings, we will not relent in putting them back on track, to course correct their failures and work towards achieving the National goal, which is selfless services for the benefit of all. Nigeria has made it this far, words can not break us now, past failure does not mean we can not succeed if we try again. There is always light at the end of every tunnel, every cloud has a silver lining and we as concerned citizens of this great country of ours believe their is a brighter future ahead for us. Those who say the amalgamation and the centenary anniversary come January 2014 should not be celebrated, failed to understand what it really means to have come this far through unity in diversity.

I see it as something that God has from the onset orchestrated to be this way and we should be grateful. Though regardless of the fact that some people are still leaving in lost shadows, dwelling on vague paths with the reverie called Biafra, which they hope will sprout after the successful centenary of the amalgamation. It is pertinent to remind them that if not for anything, the celebration will help to unite our dear country even more, so we have to call their senses back home where it belongs, because they are already shrinking into the distance with that illusion, they have to be brought back to experience the light when it eventually illuminate. And then collectively we will with relentless efforts and hard work constantly reminding ourselves of what we want for our dear country achieve greatness.

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