The Concept of Patriotism - A Nigerian Case Study

The Concept of Patriotism - A Nigerian Case Study

The Concept of Patriotism - A Nigerian Case Study


The radiance of the shining sun, The brightness of the day The chirping of the birds Oh it is a lovely day So thought of wishing you Much happiness and smile this day Have a lovely day Wish you Good day!.

I am highly honored to get an opportunity to expound on my article on Patriotism. This topic is very sensitive for me because I love my nation, my country very much. We all know how many difficulties and hardships, freedom fighters have faced in order to make Nigeria free. 


The Concept of Patriotism

The feeling and sensitivity of Patriotism is vital for the Freedom of any Country. A patriotic person is one who is always prepared to sacrifice his/her life for the need and love of his/her country. Patriotism is one of the best qualities one can have. It is a pious feeling of the mind. 

Thankfully, we live in an Independent country unlike our great freedom fighters, who had to win it after a lot of struggle and sacrifice. Now, we really don’t have to struggle every day to survive as much as they did. 

So, remembering all those great people who have fought for our Independence, we are filled with feelings of patriotism. Great people like Sir Abubakar Tafawa balewa, Sir Ahmadu Bello Sardauna of Sokoto, etc, any more saints struggled hard till their last breath, only for the reason that they wanted to see their countrymen live a life in harmony. 

Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa

Sir Ahmadu Bello Sardauna

The Fruit of their Sacrifice...

It is only because of their noble cause that the world still remembers them. However, there are several anti-social elements in our society, who try to spoil the image of our country. Nowadays, we see in the news, etc that some section of young students from some universities speaks against their country. 

Such people don’t respect the hardships of the Freedom fighters and our Armed forces who protect us every second. Remember that it’s good to love your country and its people, but that doesn’t give you the right to detest any particular thought or ideology. 

So it’s important to not let your patriotic zeal transgress that thin line that can border you towards fanaticism or extremism. Remember that the very foundation of our country is founded on the principles of tolerance and compassion.


The True Patriotism 

Patriotism has no room for hatred or ill-feeling. When it’s patriotism that inspired our freedom fighters to sacrifice their lives for the love of their country and its people, then we can at least spread the message of love and peace everywhere across the globe. 

Yet another way to show love for our country is by working towards its growth and development and taking effective measures to eradicate poverty, illiteracy, child labor, violence against women, and other social evils from our society and making our country a better place to live in. 



I on behalf of everyone would like to motivate you all to safeguard, develop and preserve the freedom of the country. People should work for their nation. Every nation needs a bunch of people who above and beyond their self-interest work on building up their country. 

People should be concerned about their country’s progress and prosperity. A true patriot always gets due respect, love, and affection from other citizens of the country as well. Thank you for being a part of and continue promoting patriotism.

Written by Comrade Mubarak Abdullahi 

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