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‘Nigeria we hail thee’: I’ll never sing new National Anthem – Oby Ezekwesili



 A former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, has vowed never to sing the newly adopted national anthem, ‘Nigeria, we hail thee’.

 

Ezekwesili said she would continue singing the previous national anthem, ‘Arise, O compatriots’.

 

Her remark was in response to President Bola Tinubu’s confirmation of ‘Nigeria, we hail thee’ as the latest national anthem.

 

Posting on X, Ezekwesili wrote: “Let it be known to all and sundry that I, Obiageli “Oby” Ezekwesili will whenever asked to sing the Nigerian National Anthem sing:

 

1. Arise, O compatriots, Nigeria’s call obey

To serve our fatherland

With love and strength and faith

The labour of our heroes past

Shall never be in vain

To serve with heart and might

One nation bound in freedom, peace and unity.

 

2. Oh God of creation, direct our noble cause

Guide our leader’s right

Help our youth the truth to know

In love and honesty to grow

And living just and true

Great lofty heights attain

To build a nation where peace and justice reign.

 

She added: “This is my own National Anthem and let it be known that no one can suppress my right to dissent an obnoxious “law” that is repugnant to all that is of good conscience in Nigeria. Whatever else is #NotMyNationalAnthem.”

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5 comments

  1. If you have a national honour, please drop it immediately or be stripped of it, since you choose to rebel against your country by your action of not embracing and singing the national anthem signed into law by the NASS

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  2. I too will never sing it


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  3. Chaiii, true true, Nigeria na zoo.

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  4. The labour of our heroes past has vanished into thin air.

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