Amusan, Oshoala: How These Ladies Treated Our National Flag


Her victory smile gradually dissolved into tears as the echo of our National Anthem took over the stadium.

Oluwatobiloba Amusan just broke a world record in hurdles with 12.06 seconds at the World Athletics Championships in Oregon, US. Her compatriot, Ese Brume also won Silver at the event.

This happened a few days after Asisat Oshoala won the best Woman African Footballer for the fifth time and Rasheedat Ajibade won the joint highest goal scorer of the Women African Cup of Nation in Morocco.

The last one week has seen these ladies flying our National Flag. They sweated and shed tears to put smile on our faces at a time the country is passing through serious security challenges.

Their tears remind us that standing right before the National Flag and singing the National Anthem are not just an obligation but a national value that many of our youths are now being treated with disdain.

Nowadays, most schools and public offices do not treat our National Flag with honour. In some schools and offices, the green and white colour of the flag have turned to brown.
During the ENDSARs protest, it was so bad that some youths tore the National Flag to clean their shoes but in the last one week another set of youths raised this flag so high in foreign countries.

May God bless Amusan, Brume, Oshoala and Ajibade for revamping our Value System. Not all of us are Boko Haram and IPOB terrorists, millions of Nigerians still believe in Nigeria.
If we organise an intellectual discourse where the country can take a second look at our value system, the issue of insecurity can be addressed, according to the Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola (SAN).

Fashola spoke on Channels Television on Sunday where he attributed some of the problems of insecurity to the collapse of national value system.

To him, prevention is the best strategy to curb crime, adding that guns and policing alone cannot solve the problem of insecurity except that the issue of our value is addressed.
We will not need Boko Haram insurgents nor IPOB members who prefer another flag to Nigeria Flag.

The country needs youths who still honour our Flag, National Pledge and National Anthem and ready to protect the integrity of the nation like Amusan, Oshoala, Brume and Ajibade.
Congrats to these great women.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here