15th of January every year has become very significant in the lifeline of our nation Nigeria, as one that reminds us deeply of our true national heroes whom for the sake and peace of our common nationality, gave themselves as sacrifices at the war fields. These were men of brave hearts and courageous mights, who had their decisions inspired by the hope that our nation will someday rise to becoming that giant of great emulation in all areas.
Many years after, as a nation, our nationhood is still threatened by the wax of gross ethnicity, the poor romance of economic progress, the daily hitting and falling of more military forces combating the activities of insurgents up north, we are still battling the cruel claws of human rights abuses, lingering hands of poverty and poor education, the crawling knees of technology.
While these last, we have not for once failed to believe that there are better days ahead of us as a people, the lines and words of our anthem reminds us thus “the labour of our heroes past shall never be in vain”
As we mark yet another remembrance, it is good to do it with first acknowledgment of the sacrifices of our fallen heroes and secondly the acceptance and willingness to have these sacrifices motivate our collective decisions as a people, such decisions that will not fault our bond and won’t fail our rising as a nation when we do.
May these sacrifices rekindle the lost hope in Nigeria and may the flags of unity and justice wave just again at the depth of the sky, marking the return of the Nigeria our heroes sacrificed for.