Looking beyond the brouhaha over the challenges before us, some Nigerians home and abroad drew from their positive reflection to send a “Message of Hope” to Nigeria and Nigerians, as the country celebrate its 50th Independence Anniversary- October 1st, 2010.
“As we celebrate Nigeria @ 50, I want the youths to ponder on what our generation will do for Nigeria. We need to depart from the 50 years of self-propaganda and tribalism to evolve a better Nigeria. Lets join hands to build a better Nigeria” BabaTunde Rosanwo- Ukraine.
“Nigeria will surely be great again. But it is up to us- it is up to Nigerians to change Nigeria. We should never give up on Nigeria. It has been fifty years of chequered history. Let’s us join hands together to make the next fifty years the stuff of our dreams, the Nigeria that our children’s children would definitely be proud of. Nigeria will surely be great again. It’s up to Nigerians to change NIGERIA” Arukaino Umukoro, Journalist, TELL Magazine Lagos.
“The message is that there is ALWAYS light at the end of the tunnel! So whatever Nigerians are feeling right now, it is only a phase… I can’t really recollect which of the chapters of Isaiah talks about that, either chapter 9 or 11 verse 1. Every day points to the fact that things are getting better but it may not be so clear to the naked eyes” –Ojo Adeniyi, Lagos.
“Nigeria is a great country any day and we don’t need any prophet to assure us of that. We can see God’s hands in everything we do. What we lack is love for the fellow man. If we can imbibe the spirit of love then everything will fall into place. And most important: the answer to moving Nigeria to the next level is in the hands of the youths. Look everywhere and see the power, potential and ability of the average Nigerian Youth–(and you’ll be filled with hope)” Morakinyo Olugbiji, Lagos.
“We are a people strong in will, we are a nation diverse in culture yet united in peace. We stand tall amidst crisis, poverty, and economical disintegration and emerge as THE loudest voice in Africa. I salute a blessed nation at 50” Peter Ukhurebor (osaukus), Miami
“My message to Nigerians on this occasion of the country’s 50th anniversary is to keep the dreams of our founding fathers alive in our time… let’s keep working towards the Nigeria of our dreams…let’s keep the faith. Nigeria will be great again; Nigeria will stand tall again among nations. We’ll get there. Peace and love to my brothers — Peter Akoteyon, Malaysia.
“We must start seeing ourselves as better than what we are now. Break the mental slavery. Let us try not to make what happened to vision 2010 happen to vision 2020. I remember I was in primary school when they (the government leaders) set a target for the country to be a better place by 2010…” -Douglas Imaralu, Enugu.
“Nigeria! I am very proud to be a citizen of this great country. I so much believe there is light at the end of the tunnel for us, though we are not where we should be but the good thing is that we are not where we use to be.” Bukola Idowu, Business and Human Resource Consultant, Lagos.
What is your message of hope? Also featuring Ajay’s theme song (ft Timo)