Nigeria’s Independence celebration is being marked today and citizens have aired their differing opinions on how they feel about the momentous occasion.
While expressing their thoughts on Twitter, some wished the country’s flag to fly higher while others have lamented the ongoing woes and challenges in the nation.
— Favs_ (@FavsPump) October 1, 2019
— Engr. Sale Mamman (@EngrSMamman) October 1, 2019
— Q O Z E E M (@salamiqozeem) October 1, 2019
Nigeria is blessed with so many great people, talented and creative. They find a way to smile in every situation. Nigerians are the most adaptable people on earth and I'm proud to be a Nigerian. Happy independence day! #October1st #NigeriaAt59 pic.twitter.com/lyvjGOYpKP
— Jude-Bela (@realJudebela) October 1, 2019
— The product beast. (@AmmarachiM) October 1, 2019
— Ashraf Mailadi (@Ashraf_MMY) October 1, 2019
— Abdoulkadir Ibrahim🥰 (@carleel01) October 1, 2019
— Chibueze🔜💰😂😊 (@Chibuezenwoye) October 1, 2019
A 74yo man from my village was offered jobs even before he wrote his final exams in Uni. But Mr President, GCFR, WAEC told us that a university degree is no longer a meal ticket. A generation older than Nigeria have eaten the fruit of the land and cut off the roots#NigeriaAt59 pic.twitter.com/PvC1ACvJJU
— Obinna Nwosu (@obi_Nwosu) October 1, 2019
— oprawills (@oprawills2) October 1, 2019
— Okafor Uchenna Oluwafemi 🇳🇬 (@UcheofLagos) October 1, 2019
— Agbadaola (@Agbadaola8) October 1, 2019
Today is October 1st, 2019, exactly 59 years ago, Nigeria, our dear and great country got its independence. Happy #IndependenceDay, Nigeria. May God bless this country beyond everybody’s expectation. #NigeriaAt59 🇳🇬💚🇳🇬 pic.twitter.com/umCLiyIlSN
— Bashir Ahmad (@BashirAhmaad) September 30, 2019
we can't go out 'cus SARS will harass us,
we don't have good roads, electricity,adequate security system,no employment opportunities for the youths yet someone called us lazy. We are your prisoners.
With due respect sir, Fvck you & your independence celebration https://t.co/KtzUsggYrF
— Femi❗ (@DJPhemzydee) October 1, 2019
There is nothing new in Mr President’s speech. We have heard all these before, the increase in power, corruption fighting back. I expected that the President would dwell more on the challenge of insecurity in this country.
Edwin Clark on Sunrise Daily#NigeriaAt59
— Channels Television (@channelstv) October 1, 2019
— Adepeju🤍 (@Olami_00) October 1, 2019
I don't feel good today because we're still in bondage not by our colonizers but our leaders that we voted into office. This isn't the Nigeria I hoped for, we're backward more than ever. Nigeria where did we go wrong? #NigeriaAt59 pic.twitter.com/ByPjHyqi11
— La Célèbre Dame (@thetolafame) October 1, 2019
59 years of Mediocrity
Social Amenities ❌
Stability and many more ❌
All our leaders and their family, past and current needs to tender an apology to us all.
Happy independence Nigeria #NigeriaAt59
— 𝕄𝔸𝕄𝕀 (@IfyMD) October 1, 2019
The world may see us as bad,
Yet we hold our heads high knowing we are more..
We are the legendary hustle of my ibo brothers 🙌🏾
The undisputed kings of afrobeat music 🎷
The creator of jollof rice (forget Ghana) 😏
The heart of Africa 🌍
Happy independence Naija#NigeriaAt59 pic.twitter.com/HMrrvT86Os
— Yomi Luiz (@Yomi_luiz) October 1, 2019
Happy Independence Day Nigeria!
As we commemorate the significance of today, let us all recommit ourselves to serving Nigeria with all our heart, all our mind and all our strength.
— Dr. Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa (@IAOkowa) October 1, 2019
— Midelz🤾🏾♂️🤸🏾♀️ (@ayomidelz) October 1, 2019
The human blood is Red according to science but I bleed Green, White, Green… I'm Nigerian 🇳🇬
Happy Independence Day NIGERIA 🇳🇬
— your favorite dark baldie 😊🖤 (@cymbeart_) September 30, 2019