Arise O compatriots!!
It is number 57 for the “Giant of Africa” – Nigeria. The year 1960 is known as “the Year of Africa” because 17 African countries gained their independence from their European powers during this year. Nigeria was one of the 17 countries. On October 1, 1960 a celebration was in order. Nigeria became free from the shackles of British rule.
On this day, we salute and give special thought to our Nigerian brother and sisters.