As a Nigerian, what could you honestly say about Nigeria at 58.

A lot has been said and still being said about the nation called Nigeria.

A lot has happened for the past 58 years, the youths which make up about 65% of employable Nigerians had not failed to express their disappointment over lack or unemployment in the country, the supposed employee civil servants are not left out of this disappointment arising from failure of government to pay salaries, the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC and Nigerian Trade Union NTU could not hide their feelings over failure of the federal government to increase the National Minimum wage, even the unborn child seems to have many questions to ask about the territory called Nigeria, a purported giant of Africa with abundance of resources but nothing to write home about in terms of infrastructural development.

Every sector, be it the corporate world, the formal or informal sector, Nigerians home and in diaspora seems to have one reservation or the other about the country, including academicians who are quick to use the umbrella of ASUU strike as a strong weapon.

The question is, who should be blamed? or rather, how did we get here and how can we change the narration.

Playing the ostrich, pointing accusing fingers and throwing the first stone might not be desirable now if we will move forward and change the narrative.

Thus the I billion dollar question, what do you think about Nigeria at 58?

Where are we coming from? How did we get here? Where are we going to and How do we get there?

Until we answer these questions, another 58 years will soon down on us and the next generation will have little or nothing to write home about this country.

I believe everyone have their views and opinions about the Nigerian state and whatever it is, is valid as everyone have their own experiences that are peculiar to them. None is right or wrong.

But we need to know the way forward still.

As a result of this, we have decided to feature two amazing young men on our site that would be airing their own view on “The Nigerian State, changing the narration”. How far we have come and the way forward.

Stay tuned on this space as we will be giving it hot to you. Come tomorrow.

We can’t wait already


Precious Idahor is a certified Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistics Programming and Results Coach. She helps people to make their efforts be in congruence with their results. She is also the Executive Director of Women of Great Minds and Virtue(WGMV) and the convener of SHERO

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