PATRIOTISM by OLOWO SAHEED (MrSprime)
Patriotism as expounded by different sources among others is the love for one's country, devotion to the welfare of one's compatriots as well as the passion which inspires one to serve one's country. Step on the the American flag and face the wrath of America, step on the Nigerian flag and see how negligent my countrymen are. The love for one's country begins from the love of her colours and emblem proceeding to the strong affirmation of her as a sovereign state.
Arise O compatriot
Let us lift our nation high
Under any circumstances
With dedication and selflessness
Not forgetting that this nation is ours.
To Serve Our Fatherland
Let us stand to serve the country of our ancestors, the country of our origin and birth,
Believing we have no other place as nowhere can be like home.
With Love and Strength and Faith
Let us have an intense feeling of affection and care towards this nation,
Putting up all our strength in fighting for her unity,
Having the faith that Nigeria will rise against all odds to be a better Abode again.
The Labour of Our Heroes Past shall never be in Vain
Men have come,
Men have gone,
They came believing in this state,
Likewise, they left with their hope raised high believing their efforts won’t be in Vain.
To Serve with Heart and Might
Let make this state occupy the seat of understanding and Will in good sense,
Holding it firm from the 3 arks with all our power, strength and force,
With courageous spirit jeered by the love force.
One Nation bound in Freedom
Peace and Unity