Another Independence day
Another day to celebrate and adorn the color green and white
Another day to sing old tunes of optimism and unity
Another day to talk about our heroes past and history
Another day to talk about Nigerians that have carried our flag high and made us proud
But in our hearts of hearts we however hope kidnappers will consider better ways to make money legally and stop putting individuals and families through emotional and financial trauma.
In our hearts we hope terrorists North will finally come to know that destruction of people and properties is the destruction of self.
In our hearts we hope that we will feel protected by our armed forces and not flee when we see them.
In our hearts we hope that we will be able to depend on our health system for good and affordable health care.
In our hearts we hope our public schools become good enough for us to consider it a good breeding ground for our children born and yet unborn.
In our hearts we hope we will be able to do business without the headache of power outage and everything in between.
In our hearts we hope to find integrity to fill our lust for ill gotten wealth, love for humanity to fill our bouts of hatred and genuine morality to fill up our religiosity and ethnic view.
In our hearts we hope future Independence days will be worth celebrating the good of our land.