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Fed. Govt., Releases Standardized Version Of Reintroduced Nat’l Anthem (See Lyrics)

The National Orientation Agency, NOA, has released the approved version of Nigeria’s reintroduced national anthem.

Lanre Issa-Onilu, the Director-General of the agency unveiled the standardised version of the anthem in Abuja on Wednesday, 5th June, 2024.

Issa-Onilu appealed to Nigerians to pay rapt attention to the words in lines 3 and 5 of the reintroduced national anthem.

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Recall that on May 29, 2024, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu signed the National Anthem Bill 2024 into law.

The law was to revert to the old national anthem, “Nigeria, we hail thee” from “Arise, O Compatriots”.

The President said the latest national anthem, ‘Nigeria, we hail thee’ “is our diversity, representing all characters and how we blend to be brothers and sisters”.

Lyrics of the Standardised Anthem

Stanza 1
Nigeria, we hail thee
Our own dear native land
Though tribes and tongues may differ
In brotherhood, we stand
Nigerians all, are proud to serve
Our sovereign Motherland.

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Stanza 2
Our flag shall be a symbol
That truth and justice reign
In peace or battle, honour’d,
And this we count as gain,
To hand on to our children
A banner without stain.

Stanza 3
O God of all creation
Grant this our one request.
Help us to build a nation
Where no man is oppressed
And so with peace and plenty
Nigeria may be blessed.

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