BREAKING: Tinubu changes national anthem from 'Arise O Compatriots' to 'Nigeria, We Hail Thee'

President Bola Tinubu, who later joined the joint session, confirmed ‘Nigeria, we hail thee’ because the “newest nationwide anthem”.

The invoice titled, “Nationwide Anthem Invoice, 2024 was handed by the Senate on Tuesday per week after it was handed by the Home of Representives.

The outdated anthem, ‘Nigeria, We Hail Thee’ composed when Nigeria gained independence on October 1, 1960, was changed with the ‘Come up O’ Compatriots’ model in 1978.

Lillian Jean Williams, a British expatriate who lived in Nigeria throughout its independence, penned the lyrics for “Nigeria, We Hail Thee,” whereas Frances Berda composed the music. The anthem performed a major function in shaping Nigeria’s nationwide identification and unity throughout the Sixties and late Nineteen Seventies.

What are the lyrics to Nigeria We Hail Thee?

Nigeria, we hail thee,
Our personal expensive homeland,
Although tribe and tongue could differ,
In brotherhood, we stand,
Nigerians all, and proud to serve
Our sovereign Motherland.

Our flag shall be a logo
That reality and justice reign,
In peace or battle honour’d,
And this we rely as acquire,
At hand on to our kids
A banner with out stain.

O God of all creation,
Grant this our one request,
Assist us to construct a nation
The place no man is oppressed,
And so with peace and lots
Nigeria could also be blessed. 

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