At about the age of seven ... I wrote exactly the kinds of stories I was reading: All my characters were white and blue-eyed, they played in the snow, they ate apples, and they talked a lot about the weather: how lovely it was that the sun had come out. This despite the fact that I lived in Nigeria; we didn't have snow, we ate mangoes, and we never talked about the weather, because there was no need to.
— Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

If I had not grown up in nigeria, and if all I knew about Africa were from popular images, I too would think that Africa was a place of beautiful landscapes, beautiful animals and incomprehensible people, fighting senseless wars, dying of poverty and AIDS, unable to speak for themselves and waiting to be saved by a kind, white foreigner.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie nigeria quote

My joy knows no bounds... I will devote all my energy and all the powers available to me to the service of Nigeria and humanity.
— Olusegun Obasanjo

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

Let me make a solemn pledge before all of you, before the whole world and before God, that I will devote all my energy and all I possess in my power to serve the people of Nigeria and humanity.
— nigeria quotation by Olusegun Obasanjo