An 11yr Old's Dream For Nigeria

by Onyi Anyadiegwu

My dream for Nigeria is for a safe country. A country where there are no armed robbers, where one can safely walk around in the night; gather together with friends and family without being robbed: a great and corrupt-free Nigeria. Without corruption Nigeria would be a great country, where things will work.

My dream for Nigeria is a country of hardworking and honest people – where its leaders do not enrich themselves with public funds: I dream of a Nigeria where politicians are not greedy or steal the country’s money. I wish for a Nigeria where politics is not a moneymaking business. I want our politicians to love us and care for us. My dream is of a Nigeria where the leaders care about the citizens and have programmes for them. A Nigeria where the leaders are approachable and are not arrogant, nor disturb the citizens with their sirens! I dream of a Nigeria where leaders do not detain those who advise them truthfully.

My dream of Nigeria is a country where electricity supply is uninterrupted. A country where I can watch movies, iron clothes – without fear of electricity outages. I dream of a Nigeria where streets are well-lit; and thugs and thieves do not harass innocent people: I dream of a safe country.

My dream for Nigeria is to have a good transportation system. That is one of my dreams. A Nigeria with good roads, and good rail roads. A Nigeria where traveling is pleasurable and not dangerous: a country with good roads and fewer accidents – I dream of a nice train journey around the country.

My dream for Nigeria is where being ill is not a death sentence – A Nigeria where hospitals do not dispense fake drugs; a country where hospitals are not for the rich only but for the poor on the streets as well. I dream of a Nigeria where universities are not closed half of the year; where the public school system still works, and where the children of the rich go to the same schools as the children of the poor. A country where children of the rich do not go to schools abroad, because of lack of books and teachers in the local Universities. In our schools today students cheat to pass exams. I wish this stops – so, that Nigeria will be known as a country with a high standard of education.

My dream for Nigeria is for peace between all the religions – Christians loving their Muslim neighbours and vice-versa. A Nigeria where there are no religious riots, conflicts and hatred. I dream of a Nigeria where there is abundant food for everyone – beggars will not be on the streets and everyone is gainfully employed. I dream of a Nigeria that will be as developed as other countries like: United States of America, Great Britain, South Africa and Canada. These countries are beautiful, developed and that’s the reason we visit them.

My dream is for a Nigeria where Nigerians do not copy American music and behavior. For example there are some Nigerian groups like ‘Styl Plus’ who sound like Americans. That is why people buy them. I want people from other countries to copy Nigerians too. My dream is for a Nigeria where Nigerian actors are as well known as American actors like Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise known all over the world. My dream is for our actors to be as well known and influence others. I dream of a Nigeria where the police is friendly – when on holiday in London, I noticed policemen were friendly and directed people the right way when they missed their way. But, in Nigeria – policemen stop cars to collect bribes.

My dream for Nigeria is for a strong and developed democracy.

I dream of a Nigeria where government provides better leisure facilities for citizens – in South Africa, there are lots of recreation centers, cinema, and lots of amusement parks where children play. But, in Nigeria all the spaces are used for houses. As a result the air is polluted.

And, my last dream for Nigeria is for its citizens to be proud of it.

Onyi Anyadiegwu, 11
Green Springs School, Anthony Village, Lagos.

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Anonymous December 18, 2020 - 1:42 am


Mrs uchechukwu Udoka October 25, 2020 - 11:26 am

Nice one keep it up

Ejalonibu September 29, 2020 - 11:45 am

Great job

Myiriya Musa May 25, 2020 - 11:47 am

This is cool I hope u keep it up

Anonymous May 25, 2020 - 11:44 am

good job

Nkechinyere Nwachi May 23, 2020 - 4:24 pm

This is incredibly beautiful easy.

Anonymous October 31, 2019 - 3:31 am

wow!!! this is nice i support u

Anonymous March 15, 2020 - 12:03 pm

Yes indeed

Anonymous May 8, 2019 - 1:04 am

I love all your dreams about a New Nigeria

Anonymous March 5, 2019 - 4:38 pm

wonderful variety

mary okokon October 22, 2011 - 3:15 am

i love every piece of your dream, but then lets not forget that we too owe our dear country cause every decision we take today ENHANCES or DESTROYS our dreams..think twice for our dreams to come true.

Alvin Otutu July 30, 2010 - 8:31 am

its good to dream, i hope you grow to not just being a dreamer, but to help actualize these dreams, good job!

Anonymous March 27, 2019 - 6:55 pm

Very educative

Feyipitan July 17, 2010 - 2:49 pm

this article should be sent to our leaders so that they can include this in their agenda and make Nigeria a better place for you and for me and the entire human race…. heal Nigeria. very nice article

amos May 27, 2010 - 2:12 pm

that was great i love it keep it up

Anonymous May 26, 2020 - 3:28 pm

This is nice and i hope this dream will come to reality

Habeeb & Habeebah Kareem May 21, 2010 - 4:20 pm

Keep it up Onyi, this is going to help us with our essay assignment on our dream for Nigeria. Taqwa Private Schools.

philo May 21, 2010 - 12:43 pm

children are the future of Nigeria.This essay shows how much children are willing to learn

Anita Iserhienrhien May 19, 2010 - 3:02 pm

this is one of the best things i have read keep it up

kaosi May 18, 2010 - 8:20 pm

de skys ur limit .keep up de gud wuk.dis is a reali emottional downpour of de kids feelins.Dis iz reali a highly recommended essay.Dis kid will go places.luv ur essay.;)

comfort golar and kemi ibitolu May 14, 2010 - 9:31 am

Keep the flag flying high we are very proud of you . It is challenging to us as chldren so keep up the good work.

abraham nwangwu May 12, 2010 - 6:43 pm

i need the nigeria of my dream.

Ogechi Amaefula May 12, 2010 - 12:55 pm

This is an excellent outpour of emotion from an 11 yrs old. it’s truly wonderful.

Oni Adekunle May 5, 2009 - 4:28 pm

This is wonderful and am highly impressed with the write-up. Though, if wishes were horses, beggers will ride on it. The dreams of the founding fathers of our nation is excactly the way you x-rayed in your articles but greed has become a major challenge.

PHILLIPS ADEOLA July 17, 2008 - 7:55 am


If only d citzens of nigeria can join hands with onyi and bring our visions and dreams 2 reality nig ll be d best country

Esther April 25, 2008 - 8:10 am

Fantastic. How i pray God will raise leaders indeed in this nation for the sake of our future, represented by Onyi. God bless you child.

Anonymous January 17, 2006 - 9:23 am

Extremely proud of this young man. I have the same dreams about Nigeria. I pray that this boy and his generation will grow up in this kind of Nigeria AMEN.


Adenike April 10, 2005 - 2:12 pm

This is beautiful…and its up to us, the younger generation of nigerians to help make these things come true.

Remi Ande January 1, 1970 - 12:00 am

Well done, Onyi

kike January 1, 1970 - 12:00 am

wow am so overwhelmed that an 11yr old can feel this way and i pray that more people who share this same vision will be realised and recognised in Nigeria and even by Nigerians who are not in Nigeria. God bless u child

MrsKenna January 1, 1970 - 12:00 am

This is nice and sad that a child has to experience these things. I wish that the current leaders of Nigeria would read your fine words and adhere this to their agendas. They say a child will lead the way..they are right. Keep up the fine work. I look forward to Nigeria changing soon. Your words are full of wisdom.

Anonymous May 15, 2023 - 1:08 pm

You have spoken well Mrs Kenna


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