With Nigeria’s #DemocracyDay been #June12, I felt the need to put down some facts from our common heritage that should make you proud to be called a Nigerian.
As a hiring and solutions company for clients worldwide, there is a need to list some of our common heritage that made the country Nigeria, the giant of Africa.
- Nigeria is a country in West Africa having boundaries in Niger and Chad republic in the North, Cameroon on the Eastern part, Benin Republic on the Western border and the Atlantic ocean at the Southern end.
- Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa with approximately 200 million people meaning 1 in every 5 African is a Nigerian.
- Nigeria is home to seven percent (7%) of the total languages spoken on earth with the 3 main languages been Yoruba, Hausa, and Igbo tagged “WAZOBIA” which means come. “Wa” (come) in Yoruba language; “Zo” (come) in the Hausa language; and, “Bia” also means (come) in the Igbo language.
- Although many do maintain traditional beliefs but Christianity and Islam are the 2 major religions, There are several public holidays to observe and celebrate the regions such as April 19 (Good Friday), April 22 (Easter Monday), June 4 & 5 (Eid al-Fitr), August 12 &13 (Eid el Kabir), December 25 (Christmas)
- Nigeria is the home of Nollywood. This is the name given to the Nigerian movie industry which has been ranked one of the largest producers of movies in the world.
These are some of the amazing facts about the amazing country, Nigeria. Stay tuned for more and don’t forget to watch our videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m921xsHhE9g