I pledge to Nigeria
My Country
To be faithful, loyal & honest
To serve her with all 
My strength 
To defend Her honour & glory
So help me GOD. 
This ȋ̝̊̅s a pledge all Nigerian children take in their growing phases. But what happens to that joy in recital, that innocence of heart and beautiful enthusiasm? What becomes of that silent promise of sainty hearts? We grow, we forget, we adapt, to a life of struggles and pain, murdered dreams and fatal stories, we forget that solemn promise of yesteryears with GOD as our witness? 
Today, our nation grovels, eating pain and drinking tears, not because of these preventable disasters, but because we FORGET, we forget that pact we have as a nation, we ignore the wailings of Mother Nigeria and run after the vanity of selfish ends (if only it buys our eternal tickets), we forget that the labours of our heroes past should not be in vain, we forget that the responsibility of nation building ȋ̝̊̅s collective…our FORGETFULNESS cost us.
Nigeria weeps, other nations feigning symphaty but mocking her children’s foolishness. We place our nation on shaky pedestals, waltzing with our clueless leadership on a crumbling stage of hypocrisy.
To those departed, may your souls REST IN PEACE, to their families, may the good LORD grant you strength in your pained hearts to live this through. And to NIGERIANS…forget not!!!

11 thoughts on “Lest We FORGOT

  1. uche says:

    Amen. Dats a lovely piece. Let’s continue to be patrotic to our country even as we beg God to touch d heart of our leaders. Our children need to leave their dreams

  2. oluwatosin salawu says:

    Samia,this ȋ̝̊̅ڪ a great piece! But M̶̲̥̅̊Ɣ dear friend, do this children really forget? I think they never understood the solemn oath they take,i think it was more like reading a nursery rhyme τ̅☺ them or, us! We all fall in,we never understood these words ’cause our society doesn’t give room for its interpretation,we α̲̅я̩̥̊ƺ born into a rotten community where good ȋ̝̊̅ڪ hardly encouraged!

    As strangers in this world(i.e. Kids), the attitude of our elders α̲̅я̩̥̊ƺ supposed τ̅☺ enhance our understanding of our mother-land’s pledge,but unfortunately,……… I guess we all kϞöω̲ the rest of the story, so darling,trust ♍ƺ,this should be an eye-opening, ‘wake up from your slumber’ piece and not a reminder
    Anyway, Ʈ♓ªƞƘs dearie, Ɣ☺ΰ α̲̅я̩̥̊ƺ appreciated and from today, i promise τ̅☺ do M̶̲̥̅̊Ɣ part,however little it might be. So help ♍ƺ God!

    • You are very right. Most do not understand, and the handful that do either pretend not to or are not allowed to exercise their duties as due. Thanks for the encouraging words ma’am.

  3. Idowu K.O says:

    Great piece, I was deeply moved, I just pray that nigerians would arise and put an end to all these mess.

  4. Lolu says:

    Well written..
    I hope the leaders of tommorow have read this piece?
    It shows me that the future of Nigeria is in good hands..

  5. oluwafemi Raymond says:

    Mz SJB love your blog so much… It shows u r a patriotic nigeria, 9c 1 sweets our next okonwjo Ewela

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