Good morning to all my respected teachers, parents and dear friends. Today we have gathered here to celebrate this great national event. As we all know that Independence day is an auspicious occasion for all of us. Nigerian’s Independence Day is the most important day for all the Nigerian citizens and has been mentioned forever in the history. It is the day when we got freedom from the British rule after many years of hard struggle by the great freedom fighters of Nigerian.
We celebrate Independence Day every year on 1st of October to remember the first day of freedom of Nigerian as well as remember all the sacrifices of the great leaders who have sacrificed their lives in getting freedom for Nigerian.
Nigerian got independence on 1st of October 1960 from the British rule. After independence, we got our all the fundamental rights in our own Nation, our Motherland. We all should feel proud to be a Nigerian and admire our fortune that we took birth on the land of an Independent Nigerian. History of slave Nigeria reveals everything that how our ancestors and forefathers had worked hard and suffered all the brutal behavior of Britishers.
We cannot imagine by sitting here that how hard the independence was for Nigerian’s from the British rule. It took sacrifices of lives of many freedom fighters and several decades of struggle.
We are so lucky that our forefathers have given us a land of peace and happiness where we can sleep the whole night without fear and enjoy the whole day in our school or home. Our country is developing very fast in the field of education, sports, finance and various other fields which were almost impossible before freedom. We are going ahead by actively participating in the sports like Olympics, Commonwealth Games, and Asian games.
We have full rights to chose our government and enjoy the largest democracy in the world. Yes, we are free and have complete freedom, however, we should not understand ourselves free of responsibilities towards our country. As being responsible citizens of the country, we should be always ready to handle any emergency condition in our country.