The Nigeria we live in (A poem for Nigeria’s 61st independence).

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Welcome to Nigeria
The country with unlimited potentials.

Our slogan is peace and unity
We live with equal opportunities.

The country that doesn’t accept mediocrities
Each citizen with his own peculiarities.

A country rooted in Love
Given to us from Above.

No better role model than our leaders
They can run a thousand kilometres
To make sure there is order.

We lend to nations
And attend to other countries medical attention.

We live in light
Even the night shines so bright.

The country with enabling environment
We are ruled under wise judgement.

A country that detests corruption
Whose citizens obey instructions.

It is rare
To find someone who lives in fear.

The old people rest
And do not get depressed

This is our country
And the tea we drink is liberty.

Even though everyone has their own differences
It doesn’t lead to keeping grudges.

Our educational system is sound
And it gives room to people from all background.

There are many employment availabilities
In various facilities.

Every citizen with his own abilities
And this allows variabilities.

A land flowing with milk and honey
Nobody makes blood money.

This is the country we live in
This is the country we believe in.

Happy 61st independence!

Written by Abba through His pen, Popoola Oladewa Laura


“For there is hope for a tree, If it is cut down, that it will sprout again, And that its tender shoots will not cease. Though its root may grow old in the earth, And its stump may die in the ground, Yet at the scent of water it will bud And bring forth branches like a plant.
Job 14:7‭-‬9 NKJV

There is hope for Nigeria. This is the Nigeria I live in, This is the Nigeria I believe in. Speak positively to your mountain. There’s so much negatively already. Happy new month.

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  1. TO BE VERY HONEST, I was first taken aback. I thought to myself this can’t be the same Nigeria we live in. But I do love the poem, and I hope we all can see Nigeria through this same lens.
    God bless you Dewa!

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