Monday, 28 March 2016

Ben Murray-Bruce outlines why we need to celebrate our Nigerianness

Using the hashtag #CelebrateYourNigerianness, Senator Ben Murray Bruce writes on why we need to celebrate our Nigerianness. Read below;

All over the world Nigerians are setting the pace and becoming the standard by which others measure themselves‪#‎CelebrateYourNigerianness! In the US, Nigerians are the most educated immigrant community. Not one of the most educated, the most educated #CelebrateYourNigerianness
60% of Nigerians in the US have college degrees. This is far above the American national average of 30% #CelebrateYourNigerianness!
Nigerians in US are one of the highest earners, typically earning 25% more than the median US income of $53k #CelebrateYourNigerianness
In Ivy League schools in Europe and America, Nigerians routinely outperform their peers from other nations #CelebrateYourNigerianness!
A Nigerian family, The Imafidon family, have officially been named the smartest family in the UK #CelebrateYourNigerianness
The designer of the famous car, Chevrolet Volt, Jelani Aliyu, is a super talented Nigerian from Sokoto State #CelebrateYourNigerianness
The wealthiest Black man and woman on earth are Nigerians, Aliko Dangote and Mrs. Folorunsho Alakija #CelebrateYourNigerianness
South Africa couldn't have ended apartheid & achieved Black rule if not for the leadership role Nigeria played #CelebrateYourNigerianness
Of the 3 Presidents who ruled South Africa after apartheid, two of them once lived in Nigeria under asylum #CelebrateYourNigerianness!
Both Nelson Mandela (60s) and Thabo Mbeki (70s) lived in Nigeria before becoming President of South Africa #CelebrateYourNigerianness!
Nigeria spent over $3 Billion and lost hundreds of soldiers to end the wars in both Liberia and Sierra Leone #CelebrateYourNigerianness!
When there was a coup in São Tomé and Príncipe in 2003, Nigeria restored the elected President back to power #CelebrateYourNigerianness!
Before there were street lights in European cities, ancient Benin kingdom had street lights fueled by palm oil #CelebrateYourNigerianness

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