Centenary Anniversary Broadcast by President Jonathan




The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan has expressed his joy on the occasion of Nigeria’s centenarian celebration today.

Read his full speech below

Dear Compatriots,

1. I extend warm greetings and felicitations
to all Nigerians as we celebrate our nation’s
centenary; a significant milestone in our
journey to Nationhood.

2. One hundred years ago, on the 1 st of
January 1914, the British Colonial authorities
amalgamated the Southern and Northern
Protectorates, giving birth to the single geo-
political entity called Nigeria which has
become our home, our hope, and our

3. I have often expressed the conviction that
our amalgamation was not a mistake. While
our union may have been inspired by
considerations external to our people; I have
no doubt that we are destined by God
Almighty to live together as one big nation,
united in diversity. Continue…

4. I consider myself specially privileged…

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