Greetings great people of Steemit Community! I bring us greetings in the name of the Lord. I want to sincerely appreciate this wonderful platform for giving us the opportunity to participate in this great contest.
Nigeria is my Country and am proud to be a Nigerian. We must know that every country is special and unique in diverse ways. My country may not possess what your country has, but that does not make my country less important. The uniqueness of every country is in it make up and structure, if every country would look inward and remove their eyes from other countries I believe they would see their true value.
Nigeria is a multiethnic country located in the Western part of Africa, it is a country known for its rich cultural heritage. Nigeria is also known as giant of Africa. It is the most populated African Country with over 200 million people.
Three reasons I love my Country
There are several things I love and cherish about my country but for the sake of this contest I would limit it to just three which are;
Nigeria is a country that is blessed with diversities of culture. Different tribes in Nigeria have their different ways of doing things. For one to really enjoy the cultural heritage of the country then one needs to travel from place to place. For instance, different tribes have different greeting postures, if you go to the Western part of the country if a child want to greet an elder the child must genuflect as a sign of respect, there are other places where they just bow down as a sign of respect, there are places where they don't have any define posture per se. Nigerians are people properly groomed to respect their Elders, disrespect is one thing that is seriously frowned at in all the tribes in Nigeria.
Nigeria is equally blessed with diversities in Language as captured by this author;
Nigeria’s culture is made up of several ethnic groups that speak 527 different languages. The number of ethnic groups and dialects stand at more than 1,150. Some of the most prominent ethnic groups include the likes of the Fulani, Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba, and Ijaw. Minority ethnic groups live throughout the nation although higher concentrations of these groups live in the northern and the middle regions of Nigeria.
Nigeria marriage is also another thing we need to talk about; in Nigeria, our marriage is classified into three and these three marriages must be carried out before one can be said to have married. The first is the traditional marriage,
these marriage is conducted differently in different tribes. The way the Eastern part conduct their own and their requirements is not the same with the Northern part and other parts of the Country, it is different for different tribes.
After the traditional marriage comes the Court Marriage
; then the religious Marriage.
Nigeria dressing is another thing that is very beautiful to behold especially the traditional attire of the different tribes these things are the things that makes us unique.
One thing I would assure anyone reading this article that is not from Nigeria is that hunger will not kill you in Nigeria. We are a people blessed with diversities of food, I mean delicious delicacies. If you come to the Eastern part of the country you would be served with pounded yam, fufu, Eba and Soups like Egusi, Okra, Bitterleaf and so on. If you find yourself in the Northern part of the country you would be served with diversities of food, same with the Western part and other parts.
Love for God
Nigerians are people that have serious love for their Maker, am not saying that there are no pagans or atheist here, surely they are, but they are people who are true worshippers of God in this land. This land is blessed with God generals that are rising in their numbers and are ensuring that men continue to love their Maker.
Three Changes I want to see in my Country
There are several Changes I would love to see in my country and for the sake of this contest I would limit it to three which are;
One of the many challenges we are facing as a country is the issue of instability in Government and I would love to see a serious transformation in our government
Uninterrupted Power Supply
The power supply in our country is not always steady in some regions, because there are some regions where power supply is constant. We really need transformation in our power supply.
Some of our roads needs serious attention, bad road turns few minutes journey into hours, so we really need transformation in our roads.
I believe I have been able to highlight few of the things I love about my country and the few changes I would love to see in my country.