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Saturday, 1 October 2016

For our sake: The need for a united Nigeria at 56 and beyond – DaudaLawal

From a Neolithic and Iron Age Civilization by the Nok in the Present Day Jos in Plateau State as far back as 800 BC, to the 11th Century formation of the Hausa Kingdoms and Borno Dynasty in the North, Oyo and Benin Kingdoms in the South, to the founding of the Sokoto Caliphate in 1809, to the 1850s establishment of British presence around Lagos, to the 1914 Nigerian Protectorate, to our Independence from British rule in 1960, then the dark 30 months of the brutal Civil War which began in 1967, to Military Rule, then Democracy, to the Present Day, we have managed to present a ‘common front’ as a People.

Recently, there have been strident calls from some quarters for a break up of Nigeria as we know it, based on perceived injustices to some sections of our dear Country. Each proponent for this argument feels justified based on what they have experienced or are experiencing.

But, is Nigeria’s disintegration the solution to our problems?

I say NO. This is because any Country which desires to be taken seriously in the comity of developed Nations, derives its strength from its human and material resources, size and population. We will not stand a chance if we are divided. Remember, United we stand, Divided we fall.

Government therefore, needs to move decisively to check the current trend of general insecurity, violence, repression, imbalance and yes, injustice – perceived or real.

The Country Nigeria was founded so that people living in the then British Colony of Nigeria with their multiple backgrounds, could unite as one people in order to be able to resist colonialism.

It is important on this 56th Anniversary of our Independence to remember the main reason that brought us together, and remember that majority of Nigerians are still thriving in peaceful co-existence with their neighbours, regardless of what part of Nigeria they come from or how they worship God.

For our sake therefore, our common Nigerian identity cannot be compromised.

Happy Independence Anniversary everyone!!
DaudaLawal
@DaudaLawalPhD

37 comments:

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livingstone chibuike said...

Ok

Ndubisi Tochukwu said...

Hmmm nice write up. But our leaders should start doin d right tin
Signed
LibBadBoy

Adenola Mutiu said...

A brilliant piece from a detribalised friend and boss. At least for our sake, let Nigeria be.

livingstone chibuike said...

Nigeria must survive

OSINANL said...

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BONARIO NNAGS said...

Thank you for the thought provoking piece. What we're expecting from the lousy old one FFK.

. ~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Nigeria will rise again


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naija dj said...

Imagine the sheer arrogance in his write up, the condescending tone right up to his dictatorial declaration that the Nigerian identity cannot be compromised. SMH! Is the identity of those regions he so glowingly described in his write up automatically the Nigerian identity that he is "ordering" cannot be compromised?

Juliet Iwuno said...

Nice piece. Linda take note!

vinna saviour said...

Issokay seen

ike manuel said...

It is only a certain 'dauda' that can write such a thing

Na me talk am!

Long Live Lib!!!

Anonymous said...

Is this guy not the one of those bank ogas being investigated by efcc... Oh i see, he is trying to launder his image...

Ogbonnia Okolo said...

I believe in you Sir, you are the true Nigerian I know, detrabalised Nigerian. May God bless you more

Vivian Reginalds said...

well...
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FredLaw said...

Why did he say Nigeria was founded??? The fact that this country was ESTABLISHED by colonial interests for colonial interests flies in the face of that specious assertion.

blaze said...

Rubbish stinking write up,Nigeria is dead. Putana bastards, is it by force to be one.

Anonymous said...

Rubbish. Nigeria have expired. Divide us so peace will come. £1 is 600 naira now. People are tired of nigeria. No celeration for independence day for me

Anonymous said...

Don't mind him

Anonymous said...

Nigeria is finished

jesse said...

I am a twitter freak, tried checking @DaudaLawalPhD not connecting. hope he fix it ASAP.

Uju Phil said...

Dau... Dau, seeking for favour from your slave master? kole work!!!

Anonymous said...

I beg to disagree sir. you probably would have been offering a different idea if you or your people were on the receiving end of the stick. If Nigerian was being sustained with resources from your land with out putting anything back, your young men killed and your daughters raped, you would have been singing a different tune.I beg to disagree sir. Uju

AGB said...

Point of correction: "lousy old fool,FFK."

gentle said...

Inspirational message, lack lustre writeup. The message is not convincing enough to assure Nigerians of the importance of staying together..neither does it give us any reason why we should give a rat's ass about independence day or whatever today is supposed to be.

As for that cliché piece, United we stand and divided we fall, LOL.. Most countries are divided yet they are doing better than their counterparts e.g south Korea versus north Korea. If you want to be taken seriously, take your time and articulate a piece that would touch everyone irrevocably.

Anonymous said...

The fool and his hatred for the regions he conveniently left out. Let's stop deceiving ourselves. Nigeria is a failed state.

Yusuf Dimas said...

Very well put sir. As a people, we must muster our strength (unity) from our diversity... that's when we'll truly become a nation!

Anonymous said...

A very inspiring write up from the most detribalised being I have ever seen or met..I totally agree with you

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Anonymous said...

Nice write up

Anonymous said...

Naija shall rise again

stephen francis said...

Nok is in present day southern Kaduna and not jos. nice write up sha!

Anonymous said...

Why is it that it is only those with 'hausa-sounding-names' that champion this one nigeria idiocy?

Anonymous said...

Nigeria was founded so that its people will be able to resist colonialism? That comes as news to me Mr. Lawal.

Anonymous said...

Oyibo people came here and herded us into one country for their own selfish purposes and you are here happily embracing their slave toga.

Anonymous said...

@naija dj pls present your own piece let's see. You're the real definition of nonsense

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