Nigeria at 60: Nigerians react to Independence Day celebration, express mixed feelings

Nigeria at 60: Nigerians react to Independence Day celebration, express mixed feelings

Today, October 1, 2020, Nigeria celebrates 60 years of her independence from the British colony.

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As usual, President Muhammadu Buhari has kickstarted the Independence Day celebration with the presidential broadcast addressing the citizens.

You can read the full speech here. Nigeria celebrating 60 years of existence as an independent nation calls for a huge celebration, but a number of people are not feeling it while others feel there is still hope.

The past 60 years, especially in the last few months, has not been an easy one as the country has had to deal with the global pandemic called coronavirus, issues of insecurity, economic recession, corruption and other vices.

Thus, Independence Day usually comes with a multiplicity of reactions from all Nigerians, both in the country and abroad on the nation's progression.

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How are Nigerians reacting to the country's diamond jubilee? Legit.ng has gathered some of these reactions to give you a feel of what Nigerians are thinking of the 60th Independence Day celebration. See below:

Those in the celebration mood and hope that things will get better.

Those who don't regret being a Nigerian.

Those still wondering what Nigeria is celebrating as things are not any better.

Those who are angry with the government.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Queen of England sent a message of felicitation to President Buhari on the occasion of Nigeria’s 60th independence anniversary on Thursday, October 1, 2020.

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The message was conveyed by the British High Commission in Nigeria and released in a statement by a presidential aide, Femi Adesina.

In a related development, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has assured people that the golden years of Nigeria will return under the present administration of President Buhari as the country celebrates her independence.

While felicitating with citizens on the country’s 60th independence anniversary, the APC in a statement by Yekini Nabena, the deputy national publicity secretary noted that as a nation, we are better together than we are apart.

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