Nigeria and Nigerians are known to be compassionate and caring when it comes to issues that have to do with human endeavors especially those that have to do with human life. In the past, the nation and her citizens have championed many humanitarian causes across the Continent.
Major General Daniel Mofokeng, head of SANDF Foreign Relations, once said Nigeria was in the forefront in the struggle against apartheid and that the country made huge sacrifices for the liberation of South Africa from minority rule.
Nigeria played a pivotal role in establishing the United Nations Special Committee against Apartheid in the 1960s while ordinary Nigerians contributed financially to the anti-apartheid movement, especially in reaction to the 1976 Soweto uprisings. The late musician Sonny Okosun, wrote the hit song "Fire in Soweto" in 1977 to commemorate the 1976 Soweto uprising against white-rule in South Africa.[
With this African-centered stance, Nigeria readily sent troops to the Congo at the behest of the United Nations shortly after independence (and has maintained membership since that time); Nigeria has also supported several Pan African and pro-self government causes including garnering support for Angola's MPLA, SWAPO in Namibia, and aiding anti-colonial struggles in Mozambique, and Zimbabwe (then Rhodesia) military and economically.
Nigeria has shown much care and concern towards other nations but we rarely show same towards our own people. We’ve sent aids to many nations while our citizens live on less than a dollar per day. WE even extended our gesture to America in 2008 when President Obama was to campaign for his Election back then. Recently the Governor of Kano sent Relief to citizens of Niger Republic affected by flood but nothing has been done to those who elected him Governor. Cameroun will be the most grateful amongst all these nations- for non among them was ‘gifted’ with Bakassi- a land of Crude Oil.
All these I want to believe we did because of our...