President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has approved the bill to change back to the old National Anthem “Nigeria we hail thee”.

This was revealed by the Senate President, Godswill Akpabio on Wednesday 29th of May, 2024 at the National Assembly while marking the Silver Jubilee Of Nigeria’s 4th Republic.

Recall that the Senate and House of Representatives have passed the legislation to swap the new and old National Anthem.

The old National Anthem “Nigeria, We Hail Thee” which was composed when Nigeria gained independence on October 1, 1960, has now replaced “Arise, O Compatriots”.

In a clip that was shared online, the President and other Lawmakers were captured singing the old National Anthem today, May 29th at the National Assembly.

Below are some of the reactions;

@cecilia_remi:  So at my age in 2024 I’ll start relearning a National anthem.. They do everything except the important things. These people never ready

@callmedamy:  So with all the problems wey dey this country na anthem concern this people who swear for this country sef biko pity us

@tonaria2018:  Was this ever necessary!? He just wants to get one over Obasanjo who changed it in the 70s!

@mommadaughters:  Theres something about the National anthem that haunts their sleep and convicts them, so they had to change it, cos what’s this

Watch the video below,

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