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JUST IN: Former minister Oby Ezekwesili vows not to sing new national anthem, says it’s ‘an obnoxious law’


Former minister of schooling, Oby Ezekwesili has vowed to not sing the brand new nationwide anthem signed by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Wednesday.

The outdated nationwide anthem is themed: ‘Nigeria, We Hail Thee’ whereas the one used since 1978 is titled ‘Come up, O Compatriots’.

The home of representatives speedily handed the invoice on Might 23, whereas the senate handed the invoice on Tuesday throughout a public listening to.

Julius Ihonvbere, the lawmaker who sponsored the invoice, anchored his argument on the necessity for patriotism and nationalism amongst residents.

On Wednesday morning, President Bola Tinubu signed the invoice and was welcomed to the ground of the inexperienced chamber to the tune of the reintroduced nationwide anthem.

Ezekwesili, who described the regulation as repugnant, mentioned she would proceed to sing the previous 46-year-old anthem.

“Let or not it’s recognized to one and all that I, Obiageli “Oby” Ezekwesili will every time requested to sing the Nigerian Nationwide Anthem sing: 1. Come up, O compatriots, Nigeria’s name obey,” the previous minister mentioned, referring to the primary traces of the previous anthem.

“That is my very own Nationwide Anthem and let or not it’s recognized that nobody can suppress my proper to dissent an obnoxious “regulation” that’s repugnant to all that’s of fine conscience in Nigeria.

“No matter else is #NotMyNationalAnthem.

Tinubu mentioned the reintroduced anthem displays the nation’s range and unity.

Earlier than the passage of the invoice and the presidential assent, there have been requires broader session on the topic.

Shehu Sani, a former senator representing Kaduna central, mentioned altering the nationwide anthem needs to be finished after consultations with Nigerians.

Sani mentioned altering the nationwide anthem with out consulting broadly can be seen as an try and dissolve Nigeria.

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