Nigeria @ 59: What is worth celebrating? – Celebrities Speak
October 1, 2019 will mark 59 years since Nigeria gained its independence from the British in 1960
As drums roll in preparation for 59th Independence Day Anniversary, Nigerian celebrities bare their thoughts to Allure Vanguard on what is worth celebrating in the country.
We are getting better – Uche Elendu, actress
Nigeria is not worth celebrating due to the economic hardship and lack of employment her people face. But even in darkness, I like to see or create my own light, so I celebrate my great country Nigeria for being able to stand and defy all prophecies of war and doom.
Power has improved but can be better. We also have well meaning Nigerians that have overlooked the sluggish nature of the government to fight for her citizens in diaspora. The likes of Chairman of Air Peace Nigeria that evacuated hundreds of Nigerians from Xenophobic Violence in South Africa at his own expense. That should have been the responsibility of the government but patriotic love is worth celebrating.
Nigeria has also conquered the days of fuel subsidy which has given rise to the availability of fuel owing to the interaction between demand and supply.
Long Live Nigeria. Happy Independence day in advance.
The country’s existence is worth celebrating – Jide Kosoko, actor
That our Country is still existing is worth celebrating. Yes, there are various agitations here and there. It’s definitely going to be resolved one day, by who I don’t know. Because certainly no single government can do it.
Honestly I sympathise with the present Government for coming in when things are this bad, but no excuse. Like my mother would say, “WON RI OKO LOKO IKUN, KI WON TO GBIN EPA SI. They have seen the problem before coming on board but please we should give them a breathing space. Quite unfortunate, some of Nigerians don’t wish the Country well for selfish reasons, I hate those that oppose without coming up with better and quality ideas. Pop once said that “the whole world is at war. So if any country is celebrating their independence despite whatever challenge they are facing, we should too. I’m happy to be alive witnessing another anniversary. Nigeria go still better.
Nigerians are amongst the happiest people in the world – Nani Boi, filmmaker
I celebrate the fact that Nigerians are still among the happiest people in the world regardless of the challenges facing us. One thing is certain; it could have been worse and it will surely get better. Nigeria remains in the hands of God
We have survived against all odds – Ebube Nwagbo, actress
It can only gets better. I have learnt to be always thankful no matter how bad a situation is..same applies to my own beloved country Nigeria. I can only hope for the best and celebrate how far we have survived against all odds.
Nothing to celebrate – Yul Edochie, actor
There’s nothing to celebrate about Nigeria. We have to tell ourselves the truth always, it will help us to make progress. Since I was a child, the same problems Nigeria was facing then still persist now and even more problems added. So what should we be celebrating?
Revamped rail transport – Basorge
Nigeria at 59; I celebrate our revamping rail transport system. I celebrate the Nigerians in diaspora who are doing honest and great things. Things as getting better.
No more bombing – Sade Oshi, Record Label CEO
Nigeria at 59, peace and harmony is worth celebrating. There’s no more bombing.
There was a time I couldn’t go out in the North because I was scared of bomb and all that. But not anymore.
Peace and economic situation of Nigeria is worth celebrating.