It’s Nigeria’s 53rd birthday today. I’m not going to focus on all the things that are going wrong and could go better. I’m just going to be thankful for my country. I’m thankful that I get to call myself a Nigerian. I’m grateful for the cultural diversity in Nigeria, for the beautiful people of Nigeria, for their impeccable sense of humor, for their fighting spirit, and for their gracious hearts. I am grateful for our leaders: past, present, and especially one future one. If I wasn’t from Nigeria, I would be from Nigeria.
Happy birthday, Nigeria. I hope to some day make a tangible difference in you. Amen.