Hello world, Nigeria celebrated her 50th independence anniversary on October 1st. It was a day of several activities mounted across the nation. However, some aggrieved persons also took the occasion to announce their grievances by detonating two car bombs which killed a total of twelve persons and wounded several others.
The lesson of the independence for the regular folks in the street is that there is hope for a better tomorrow. Hope is one commodity that Nigerian youths need to find and cling onto at all costs. While political gladiators hone in their skills for the 2011 general elections, the Nigerian youth is a key player in determining the outcomes of the electioneering process.
If you have a gift to offer the Nigerian youth today, do ensure that it is hope-wrapped in shiny and attractive foil, otherwise he/she may not want to receive your free gift.
One question I find hard to crack is this; Given the enormous quantities of natural resources hidden under Nigeria’s soils, some of which are the largest in the world and some can’t be found elsewhere on the planet, will Nigeria ever be independent of Western and Eastern overt and covert influences?