Welcome to class, I hope you enjoyed the last class. Today we will be talking about patrioism. Follow me closely and you will understand what we are about to talk about.


Meaning of Patriotism

Patriotism means loving your country and being willing to defend it against its enemies whenever there is the need. It is an emotional attachment to a nation which an individual recognize as their homeland. A patriot is that person who is very concerned about the welfare of his people. He/She will do everything to see that his people are comfortable and happy.

How to Show Patriotism

  • Naturally love for one’s country.
  • Placing the nation’s interests above their own personal interests.
  • Loyalty to their nation.
  • Service to their nation.

Reason for Patriotism/Why should we be Patriotic?

  • To promote the development of the country: We must show our love for our country by doing all we can to make it a better pla For example, å patriotic child should not throw litter on the road, as this will make our country dirty and ugly. This litter could eventually block the drains and cause flooding.
  • To promote unity: By agreeing to work together as brothers and sisters, we promote unity in our country. For example, people from different ethnic groups and of different religions should see themselves first as Nigeria
  • To help our country benefit from our knowledge and skills: We should use our knowledge and skills to improve our country.
  • To ensure that the resources of the country are fully and properly used. For example, Nigerian soils are good for fa We should produce more food so that life will be better for everyone. We should also use the mineral resources to
  • Improve our na

Qualities of Patriotic Citizens

  • Love
  • Truthful
  • Selfless
  • Peaceful
  • Loyalty
  • Honest
  • Dedication


  1. What is national identity?
  2. Mention three elements of national identity.
  3. Give three reasons why Nigerians should be patriotic.

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