Monday 2 October 2023

Reno Omokri Listed Things That Ought To Make You Proud As A Nigerian


The negativity some Nigerians are displaying on our 63rd Independence Anniversary is symptomatic of our short memories and inability to control our mouths away from negativity.

Look at them saying Nigeria has achieved nothing in 63 years. Maybe you have achieved nothing, but Nigeria has achieved much. Please fact-check me as I list things that ought to make you proud as a Nigerian.

1. On October 1, 1960, South Africa was the biggest economy in Africa. Their economy was twice ours. Today, 63 years later, Nigeria's economy is the largest in Africa.

2. On October 1, 1960, Nigeria had just two universities. Now, we have almost a hundred.

3. Life expectancy in Nigeria was 36.73 years on October 1, 1960. Today, October 1, 2023, it is now 55.75. An additional 20 years has been added to the lifespan of the average Nigerian.

4. On October 1, 1960, we had no major oil refinery in our nation. Today, we have multiple, including the largest single-train refinery on Earth.

5. On October 1, 1960, no Nigerians were included among the 100 wealthiest people on Earth. Today, we have Nigerians on that list.

6. At Independence, we had no film industry. Today, our film industry, Nollywood, is the world's third largest.

If the above are what you consider "nothing", then you are part of Nigeria's problem, as an enemy of progress, and excluded from the solution.

Granted, your party and candidate may not have won the #NigerianElections2023, but this is our Independence Day. For this one day in a year, can you kindly put Nigeria first and everything else, including party, region, and religion, last?

Happy 63rd Independence Anniversary to all Nigerians. May God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and may God bless you and your families. In Yeshua's Name.

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