Top 37 Nigeria Quotes

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“It was a difficult decision picking Nigeria over England.”

― Alex Iwobi

“I feel very honoured and proud to be playing for Nigeria.”

― Alex Iwobi

“I have always wanted to play for Nigeria and I enjoy each minute we gather and when we play.”

― Alex Iwobi

“I’d always been interested in Nigeria’s past.”

― Ayobami Adebayo

“I divide my time between Columbia, Maryland, and Lagos, Nigeria.”

― Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

“There has always been a strange dissonance between the public and the private in Nigeria.”

― Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

“This has a lot to do with the unrest in Nigeria, but also with the production loss after the hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico, the decline in Iraq since the 2003 war, and the decline in Venezuelan output since 2002.”

― Daniel Yergin

“The Nigerians have been very instrumental in preserving stability in Sierra Leone. They have done this at considerable cost in dollars and Nigerian lives. The US should encourage Nigeria to stay in Sierra Leone.”

― Ed Royce

“From 1971 to 1993, my family lived in a number of African countries, including Malawi, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Nigeria, as well as Uganda itself.”

― Giles Foden

“My brothers and sisters, we are all winners. In this context there is no victor and no vanquished. We have demonstrated, even in our diversity, the progress of Nigeria remains paramount for all.”

― Goodluck Jonathan

“Each one of us, and, indeed, all those who aspire to national leadership must bring their own visions, views and styles to the business of reforming Nigeria, and the search for solutions.”

― Ibrahim Babangida

“Our choice of a reform framework dictated that we looked at the fundamental assumptions that had driven Nigeria’s economy, society and policy hitherto and to seek ways of either abandoning or transcending those assumptions and their supporting institutions.”

― Ibrahim Babangida

“I work predominantly with tailors from Nigeria, Ghana, and Senegal.”

― Jidenna

“While the majority of my childhood memories are beautiful, I also have experienced the challenges that Nigeria has faced since independence.”

― Jidenna

“I was born in Wisconsin, but I quickly moved to Nigeria as a toddler.”

― Jidenna

“My nickname is ‘Chief’ because my father was a chief in Nigeria.”

― Jidenna

“There are about 100 German companies in Nigeria, and German investors have earned a lot of respect from Nigeria because of the quality of the manufactured goods they produce, especially machinery.”

― Muhammadu Buhari

“The U.S. government understands the importance of Nigeria in Africa and the world at large.”

― Muhammadu Buhari

“Educating our young girls is the foundation for Nigeria’s growth and development.”

― Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

“My heart’s desire is to be recognised in Nigeria.”

― Nneka

“My full name is Olatunde Olateju Olaolorun Fagbenle. I was named after my grandfather. It’s Yoruba, which is, like, southern Nigeria.”

― O. T. Fagbenle

“Pope John Paul II not only visited Nigeria twice but stood by the country in its fight against dictatorship and injustice.”

― Olusegun Obasanjo

“Nigeria has no business with poverty. With our human and material resources, we shall strive to eradicate poverty from our country.”

― Olusegun Obasanjo

“I lived in Nigeria, Chad, and Cameroon when I was very young, until my mother divorced my father.”

― Patrick Cox

“Boko Haram, by itself, has destroyed large areas in Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, and Niger.”

― Pete Hoekstra

“Nigeria has its problems, nobody denies that, but there is a surge of spiritual – I would say, Christian – dynamics that are awesome.”

― Reinhard Bonnke

“Imagine what Nigeria could do for Africa if it was also free of Boko Haram’s violence.”

― Richard Grenell

“There isn’t a class structure in Nigeria; there’s a tribal structure and prestige as far as money is concerned.”

― Sade Adu

“I played for England Under-16s, 17s, 18s, 19s, 20s and then 21s… then… I just decided to make the decision to play for Nigeria.”

― Victor Moses

“After the death of the sadistic dictator Gen. Sanni Abacha in 1998, Nigeria underwent a one-year transitional military administration headed by Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar, who uncharacteristically bowed out precisely on the promised date for military disengagement. Did the military truly disengage, however? No.”

― Wole Soyinka

“The fundamental for the sustainable growth of Nigeria is not in the hydro-carbon industry but in agriculture.”

― Yemi Osinbajo

“No economy can tolerate the level of corruption seen in Nigeria without consequences.”

― Yemi Osinbajo

“Here in Nigeria, what makes the news is conflict between the executive and the legislature.”

― Yemi Osinbajo

“With 10 per cent of Nigeria’s total land mass, 80 per cent of which is arable, Niger state symbolises the hope and greatness of Nigeria and has potential to feed the continent.”

― Yemi Osinbajo

“Nigeria is still grappling with the negative consequences of the use of opacity by senior members of government and their cronies between 1993 and 1998, awarding themselves juicy contracts in the extractive industry.”

― Yemi Osinbajo

“If there is one person in Nigeria that believes that petroleum prices should not go up by one naira, it is President Buhari.”

― Yemi Osinbajo

“I entered the Miss Nigeria in America pageant – yes, it’s a thing that existed. This was when I was getting my masters.”

― Yvonne Orji
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