Proud Nigerian: 7 reasons why you should be proud to be Nigerian
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Proud Nigerian. This article is to Expatiate the important and reasons whyÂ we should all be Proud Nigerians. Below are the points why we should be proud to be a Nigerian.
1. Itâ€™s the â€œGiant of Africaâ€
With a population of 180 million, Nigeria is Africaâ€™s largest country by number of inhabitants. Since 2014 it can now proudly boast that it is also Africaâ€™s largest economy, a spot that was previously held by South Africa.
2. Ethnic diversity
It is home to overÂ 250 ethnic groups and over 500 languages. Where else in the world will you find this.
3. Abundance of natural resources.
Itâ€™s Africaâ€™s largest oil producer, pumping over 2.4 million barrels of oil per day. In addition to this it has a wide array of underexploited mineral resources which include natural gas, coal, bauxite,Â tantalite, gold, tin, iron ore, limestone, niobium, lead andÂ zinc.
4. A great football team
The â€œSuper Eaglesâ€ have made the World Cup on 4 occasions â€“ in 1994, 1998, 2002, and in 2010.Â They won the African Cup of Nations in 1980, 1994, and 2013.Â They won the gold medal for football in the 1996 Summer Olympics (in which they beat Argentina) becoming the first African football team to win gold in Olympic Football.
5. Itâ€™s home to internationally acclaimed writers.
Nigeriaâ€™s best-known writers include Wole Soyinka, the first African Nobel Laureate in Literature,Â Chinua Achebe, ben Okri, John Pepper Clark, Cyprian Ekwensi, Buchi Emecheta, Helon Habila, T. M. Aluko, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and many others.
6. Natural beauty
The Mandara mountains are just one example of this.
7. Huge film industry
Nollywood is the 3rd largest film industry in the world after Hollywood and Bollywood.