Nigeria is an accidental nation;
by Frank Adie
A nation conceived in deceit -
And born in hypocrisy;
An offshoot of a sordid amalgamation,
Carried out to ease exploitation,
We are an amalgam of different groups -
With retribalize tendencies;
Brought together by a colonial opportunist,
And are left to feign loyalty to a central government -
Against our natural instinct.
One Nigeria: is a big lie
"I pledge to Nigeria my country, to be faithful, loyal and honest" -
Is only an empty recitation.
"…One nation bound in freedom, peace and unity" -
Is an unmitigated falsehood.
"…To defend her unity, and uphold her honour and glory" -
Is only a hollow promise.
Nigeria is a failed nation, a "shithole country"
Where justice has drifted into relegation;
And anarchy is now topping the league.