On this day I take a stand still to wish my country a happy democracy day and a successful transition.
Arise oh compatriot, Nigeria’s call obey
To serve our father land
In love and strength and faith
The Labour of our heroes past shall never be in vain
To serve with and might
One nation bound in freedom, peace and unity.
Nigeria, my Nigeria,
one nation blacklisted by all nations of the world but still opens her hands to all nations of the world.
One nation that her downfall would be the ultimate joy of many nations of the world but she keeps waxing stronger.
One nation that is the pride of Africa yet derided by Africans yet still remains it’s hope.
One nation that has gone through so much but in the end stuck together.
One nation that the world powers will call poor but yet is citizens are happier than theirs.
One nation that was taught how to handle to gun but not how to grow her economy but has learnt to try no matter how many times she fails.
One nation that the only news BBC and CNN know how to report of it is news of doom and evil but yet rides on her woes and grows stronger.
One nation that the strengths of her citizens are never highlighted but their weaknesses are magnified and still yet they always stand out wherever they are.
One nation with some many languages and tribes in only 36 States and 1 FCT and yet no division but unity in her diversity.
One nation that her citizens have been made to believe foreigners lies but still leave the truth of the land that we are a great people.
One nation that is the most fashionable country in the world, the largest market for technologies how then can we be poor when we make the world economy.
One nation that the so called wealthy nations steal from but won’t give to her.
Nigeria, my Nigeria, my pride of Today and hope of tomorrow and the future of the world.
Oh God of creation, direct our noble cause
Guide our leaders right, help our youth the truth to know
In love and honesty to grow
And live in just and truth
Great lofty height attain
To build a nation where peace and justice shall reign.