Happy Independence Day?
I’ve heard it so many times and it doesn’t make sense.
Because, what are we really Independent from?
What are we really celebrating?
I think it should be
Sad Independence day (if that makes any sense)
We are 60 today
But have nothing, absolutely nothing to show for it.
Liken it to a man who is 60 years old with no plans whatsoever.
His life, thrown around in bits and pieces
Unplanned, scattered, pointless
With no priorities whatsoever
I won’t go ahead to mention all that has made us unworthy of this celebration.
We know them, we know them all.
So, go on, take pictures in green and white to commemorate this day, enjoy the public holiday.
Sit home, relax or go on the streets to lead a protest or make the #nigeriaat60anduseless trend on Twitter
Or simply write about it, like me.
But if we don’t seize power and put it into the right hands, we will be here on October 1st, 2021 ranting about the old same thing.