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Nigeria has only been an independent country since 1960, and immediately thereafter, from 1960 until 1963, the British Queen (Elizabeth II) was still considered the head of state for the country. To learn and explore the leaders of Nigeria since that time of independence, read on below. 

16 Nigerian Presidents And Military Leaders Since Independence

- Prime Minister Abubakar Tafawa Balewa (1960-1963) 

- President Nnamdi Azikiwe (1963-1966) 

- Major-General Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi (1966)

- General Yakubu Gowon (1966-1975)

- General Murtala Mohammed (1975-1976)

- Major General Olusegun Obasanjo (1976-1979)

- President Shehu Shigari (1979-1983)

- Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (1983-1985)

- General Ibrahim Babangida (1985-1993)

- President Ernest Shonekan (1993)

- General Sani Abacha (1993-1998)

- General Abdulsalami Abubakar (1998-1999)

- President Olusegun Obasanjo (1999-2007)

- President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua (2007-2010)

- President Goodluck Jonathan (2010-2015)

- President Muhammadu Buhari (2015-Present)Muhammadu Buhari, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.jpg

If Nigeria were a person, she would be a 58-year-old woman. A woman with numerous kids and husbands that comes and goes.
 She’s the woman she is today because her husbands keep taking and they never give back, they take for their family, they take for their mistresses, they take for their kids with other women, they take her body, soul and essence, even when she’s down and broken, they still keep taking. Mute story

Every husband leaves her a little broken but she has to keep believing that there’s still a chance she could find ‘The One’.  She meets another man after a few years, he promises to take care of her and the children and make life better for them by improving their standard of living. 

She needs to believe so badly that she can one day find love, that the next man will be the right man and won’t take her for granted; so after much persuasion from different potential suitors, she settles on the one she believes in the most and sometimes, they end up treating her worst than the previous husband.

 As a child of Nigeria, what are my options? Can a child hate her mother? No matter how broken The Motherland may be, we love her anyway because out of her were we born. You can go far and wide, you can change your accent and your appearance but you can not scrub the Nigerian out of your thick skin.

My words to Nigeria,
Dear Nigeria,
Through the pain and confusion,  I will always love you
You’ve taught me strength because I see how impossible it is to break you
You’ve taught me perseverance because I see how resilient you are
You’ve taught me to be a survivor because you are still standing
You’ve taught me to have a high tolerance for pain because you’ve withstood it all
You’ve taught me to master the art of suffering and smiling
You’ve taught me the need to innovate because I can’t trust the system to create
I believe that I can make a difference and I’m going to try with my sweat
I believe that my generation will create the change we so desire
I must believe that better days are ahead. We must believe.   Hail

Dear People of Nigeria, gone are the days when we hope that only our prayers can change the state of the economy and make the currency stronger. It is your responsibility as a Nigerian to grow the country too in your own little way. When we combine all ‘our little ways’ we make a very big way. Do your part, do not play the victim endlessly, you can be the hero that the country needs, look to the work of your hands and create.

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  1. Perfect description of Nigeria. It's time for real change and only prayers won't get us anywhere.

    1. Annabel thanks for commenting, keep reading dear


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