Nigeria's Ambassador to Ireland, Dr. (Mrs) Kema Chikwe, speaks to Afroradio on Nigeria's 50th Independence Anniversary, the Independence Day Explosion, Nigeria's ePassport among other issues.
"Nigerians are great people. Inspite of our challenges, inspite of our problems, the sense of nationalism (patriotism) of Nigerians is very very good. It should go beyond patriotism. The only way you show that you love Nigeria is to make sure you are a part of the reform, part of the good name expected of Nigerians. Each one of us is a mirror of Nigeria. What foreigners see of us is the perception they have of Nigeria. We should all now be sensitive to a lot of bad press Nigeria receives and we have to think about the future of our children. What we do today is going to earn tomorrow's respect for the future generation"