Old national anthem will return Nigeria to its glorious days, says APC rep

Philip Agbese, a member of the house of representatives, has commended President Bola Tinubu for signing the bill to reintroduce the old national anthem into law.


Tinubu signed the bill into law on Wednesday.


Speaking with journalists on Wednesday, Agbese, who is the deputy spokesperson of the house, said Tinubu is responsive by signing important bills into law.


The All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmaker, representing the Ado/Okpokwu/Ogbadibo federal constituency, said Tinubu’s “approach to legislative matters has fostered a collaborative environment, encouraging open dialogue and constructive engagement between the executive and legislative arms” of government.


 “This synergy has yielded significant benefits, including the swift passage and signing of crucial bills that address pressing national issues,” Agbese said.


“As a parliamentarian, I have witnessed firsthand the president’s commitment to democratic principles and his willingness to listen to diverse perspectives.


“His door has always been open to constructive feedback and suggestions, demonstrating a genuine desire to serve the best interests of our nation.


 “The signing of the national anthem and student loan bills into law, which took less than 48 hours, is a testament to President Tinubu’s willingness to engage with the legislature and drive meaningful change.


“I am particularly thrilled with the return to our old national anthem as a major step towards the country’s return to glory days.


“This was an era of prosperity; when the economy worked, infrastructure was in top shape, agriculture was still the in thing, and our educational system was among the best.


“This anthem, with its familiar lyrics and stirring melody, evokes a sense of nostalgia and patriotism in the hearts of many Nigerians.


“It reminds us of our history, our struggles, and our triumphs. Its return is a welcome move that resonates with citizens from all walks of life.


“The old national anthem is more than just a song; it’s a symbol of our shared values and aspirations. Its lyrics speak to our collective desire for unity, peace, and progress. It reminds us of the sacrifices made by our founding fathers and the struggles of our national heroes.


“In a country as diverse as ours, the national anthem is one of the few things that binds us together. It is a common thread that runs through our collective fabric, reminding us of our shared identity and purpose.


“I applaud the decision to return to our old national anthem and urge all Nigerians to embrace this move with open arms.


 “Let us sing our national anthem with pride and passion, and let its lyrics inspire us to work towards a brighter future for ourselves and for generations to come.”


Agbese said the house of representatives under the leadership of Tajudeen Abbas has “witnessed unprecedented growth, productivity, and unity”.


 “His unwavering commitment to democracy, inclusivity, and progress has inspired us all to work towards a common goal: a better Nigeria for all citizens,” he said.


“His leadership has been a beacon of hope, inspiring us to strive for excellence and work towards a brighter future.


 “His dedication, wisdom, and compassion have earned him the respect and admiration of all Nigerians.”


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