Our journey to freedom started on the 1st of January, 1914 when Lord Frederick Lugard, the governor of the Nothern Nigeria Protectorate and the Colony and Protectorate of Southern Nigeria, signed a document consolidating the two, thereby creating the Colony and Protectorate of Nigeria this is what is referred to as the "Almagation of Nigeria". The name “Nigeria” was coined by the future Lady Lugard in an 1897 London Times article.
We gained our independence on the 1st of October, 1960 and today we are celebrating 60 years of our freedom.
Amidst our celebration, it is good to also recall some strong-willed Nigerians who played active roles in granting us this freedom we enjoy today.
Heroes of Our Independence
- Nnamdi Azikiwe
Chief Obafemi Awolowo
Sir Ahmadu Bello
Chief Anthony Enahoro
Funmilayo Ransom Kuti
A line in the national anthem says ‘The labour of our heroes past shall never be in vain’. As we celebrate 60 years of our independence let us not forget our heroes legacy they left behind. We look forwards to a greater and better Nigeria with love, unity and Stregnth.
Happy Independence Day
Cheers to 60 years!
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