Today, October 1, 2018 marks the 58th of years of Nigeria’s existence as an independent nation. As usual, the president of the nation, President Muhammadu Buhari, has kickstarted the Independence Day celebration with the presidential broadcast.
You can read the full speech here or get the main issues discussed in this speech here.
Nigeria, as a sovereign nation at 58, holds vast potentials. While some Nigerians believe that the country is not progressing as it supposed to, some believe that Rome was not built in a day. Thus, the Independence Day usually comes with a multiplicity of reactions from Nigerians, both at home and abroad.
Some feel the need to celebrate, some think there is nothing to celebrate (citing Nigeria’s numerous challenges).
How are Nigerians reacting to this year’s Independence Day? Legit.ng collects some apt reactions on social media (Twitter) to give you a feel of what Nigerians think about the 58th Independence Day celebration:
Those in the celebration mood:
Reactions in this category belong to those who are in a jubilant mood celebrating the 58th Independence Day anniversary. To them, the independence anniversary is a very important day to celebrate.
The critical ones:
People in this category think the challenges the country is facing is too much and as such, there is nothing to celebrate,
Those with mixed reactions:
People in this category accept that Nigeria as a nation is facing enormous challenges. However, they still believe that things will get better and feel the need to celabrate the Independence Day anniversary.
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Recall that Legit.ng previously reported that Monday, October 1, 2018, was declared as a public holiday by the federal government, in commemoration of Nigeria’s 58th Independence Anniversary.
The announcement was made on Thursday, September 27, by the minister of interior, Lt Gen Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd.).
How Nigerians celebrated the 57th Independence anniversary in Umuahia - on Legit.ng TV: