“My Country” by Gideon Prevail.

A country is an area of land that is controlled by its President or King. Countries are usually grouped into continents. There are 7 Continents in the world. The largest Continent in the world is Asia. My Continent is Africa. It has the most black people in the world.

The name of my Country is Nigeria. It is located in West Africa. The Capital of my Country is Abuja. Some states in my country are Edo, Akwa-Ibom, Rivers, Jos, Osun, Bayelsa and more. Some local government areas in Rivers State are Obia-Akpor, Port Harcourt and more. We have ethnic groups like Yoruba, Hausa, Igbo, Urobo, Ijaw, etc. The president of Nigeria is Gen. Mohammadu Buhari. The type of political system in my Country is Democracy. My country has two major political parties which are APC and PDP. The security issues in Nigeria is critical. The police station closes by 6pm and we have terrorists like Boko Haram, Fulani Herdsmen, thieves and Kidnappers terrorizing innocent people in the country.

Nigeria was under British Colonization with Lord Fredrick Lugard in 1914. Nigeria’s greatest leaders like Nnamdi Azikiwe, Obafemi Awolowo and more fought for Independence in 1960 but after that, later in 1963, Nigeria made Nnamdi Azikiwe their President and Governor General. In late 1967, the Igbos wanted to separate from Nigeria and form their own country called Biafra. In the process of the separation, Nigeria started a mass killing of Igbos which led to the Nigerian Civil War. It lasted for 3 years and some months. Nigeria operated with the Military Government then but later changed to democracy.Nigeria started their own currency called Naira and now Nigerians use it.

Nigeria’s three major problems are poverty, corruption and unemployment. The present government is working very hard to eradicate these problems from the country. Nigeria is called the Giant of Africa because we are rich in crude oil, we have abundant natural resources and a good trading system which involves imports and exports of natural goods and commodities including crude oil. Nigeria has about the highest population in Africa with Lagos a state having about 21 million people.

I love my country because it is very big and has lots of resources, tourist centres and recreational parks. I encourage people to visit Nigeria because of its uniqueness. It is not just unique but it is sweet.   

Name:  Gideon Prevail
Class: Grade 6
Date: 19 June, 2019.


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