After decades of official celebrations of Nigeria’s independence, October 1, 2021 will mark the 61st anniversary of our country’s birth. It was founded on the belief that all cultures are equal, and conceived in democracy.

Interestingly, for most of that 61-year history, especially during the early years of the current administration, Nigerians have been trying to find out what kind of country they want. This in turn has compelled us to reconsider the true meaning of Nigeria’s founding pledge of equality and justice for all.

To be honest, we must remain consistent with the long aim of implementing the principles enshrined in our founding pledge for the benefit of all Nigerians. As a result, it’s only appropriate to conclude that Nigeria is still a work in progress after all these years, relying on the efforts of our democratic system of government to make Nigeria more inclusive.

With that in mind, we, the citizens, must keep working to bring about progress, make things right, and alleviate poverty. We can demonstrate our own bravery and determination by remaining steadfast in our struggle for justice and equality, because there is so much work to be done on the road to a better Nigeria.

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