Independence Day is an official national holiday in Nigeria, celebrated on the 1st of October.
It marks Nigeria’s proclamation of independence from British rule on 1 October 1960.
In 1914, the Southern Nigeria Protectorate was combined with the Northern Nigeria Protectorate to create the Colony and Protectorate of Nigeria, which has the borders of modern-day Nigeria.
By the late 1950s, the call for independence of territories in Africa and the decline of the British Empire led to the country being granted independence on 1 October 1960 as the Federation of Nigeria.
Three years later, the constitution was amended and the country was declared the Federal Republic of Nigeria with Nnamdi Azikiwe, previously Governor-General, as the first President.
But the question now is, are we really independent?
My prayers for Nigeria as we mark 62 is,
In the face of hunger, hardship, poverty, tribalism and nepotism, Nigeria is all we have & we must protect her by all means. May Nigeria succeed @62.
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