Pathway Conversation Series: Dancing Around Truth Won’t Get Us Far
By Babafemi A. Badejo
Nigeria has struggled to achieve nationhood since its precarious inception. Its primary constituents have no affinities with each other. In fact, these constituents were independent, self-determined groups prior to amalgamation.
This reality was adequately recognized by the British handed down national anthem that was jettisoned in 1978 for the current one. That historical anthem can be used to assess Nigeria as a nation after 60 years. Its first stanza stated: “Though tribes and tongue may differ, in brotherhood we stand”.
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