- Eighty-five percent Nigerians have taken pride in being citizens of Nigeria despite the challenges the country is facing in an interview conducted by NOIPolls
- On the other hand, 15% said they are not proud, citing a number of reasons that include the country's insecurity and growing rate of unemployment
- Out of those who take pride in the country, 16% believe Nigeria has done well with its continued democracy while 27% cited the nation's sovereignty
A thoroughly poll conducted by NOIPolls has revealed 85% of Nigerians submitted that they are proud to be citizens of the country.
This is against the backdrop that the country is facing grave infrastructural and economic challenges which Nigerians have to contend with in their daily endeavours.
Out of those who responded to the Independence Day Special Edition Poll, only 15% said they are not proud to be Nigerians.
According to the poll, five out of every 10 Nigerians said their pride is connected with the fact that the country is their mother’s land, a way of showing how patriotic they are.
When the other sector that were not proud were asked to cite their reasons, 30% of them said “nothing is working in the country, while 21% of the earlier mentioned 85% said that improvement in the nation’s education sector is the greatest achievement of the country since independence.
On the other hand, 16% believe Nigeria has improved in the areas of maintaining the country’s democracy, while 27% think the nation’s sovereignty is key metric of its improvement.
While pointing out the areas they want the country to make immediate improvement on, 27% said addressing unemployment is significant, while 26% want the country to focus on the area of security.
When the result of the poll is further analyzed, in the south east and south south, 38% and 35% want solution to unemployment respectively, while security occupies the mind of respondent in the north east and north west at 39% and 38%.
It should be noted that the opinion poll by the organisation was conducted on Monday, September 23 through telephone interviews of random 1,000 female Nigerians aged 18 years and above across the federation.
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The poll interview was in five languages which were Igbo, Yoruba, Hausa, Pidgin English, and English.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier collected reactions of Nigerians on the country's independence anniversary as they expressed mixed feelings on how far the country has grown since its freedom from the British.
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