Happy Independent My country Nigeria @61
On this particular day in a month in 1960, as we were told in history, yes we have heard and have come to believe as well, a nation that we have heard acclaimed to be the ‘giant of Africa,’ got her independence from the British Colony. The British Union Jack was lowered and replaced by the nation’s Green-white-green flag, and with the independence, a new constitution, establishing a federal system with an elected prime minister and a ceremonial head of state was established. From then, Nigerians took over the reigns of leadership from foreigners. link
Recognising the country’s particular multi-ethnic configuration or diversity, the British government had established for Nigeria a federal structure of government, with three regions. Each of the three regions had its own constitution and a good measure of autonomy while there was a fairly weak Federal Government at the centre. The three regions were the Eastern Region, Northern Region and Western Region. link
Today, Nigeria is 61 years! Hurray!!! please join me as we celebrate Naija @ 61, if you love Nigeria, a friend to Nigeria, a lover of Nigerian things. I want to learn my voice to every Nigerian both at home and in diaspora that we join our voice and heart to pray that as Nigeria is 61 today, let that maturity that is expected of a man of such age, Amen.