Returning to old national anthem was my priority – Tinubu

Returning to old national anthem was my priority – Tinubu

During a meeting with the leadership of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) in Abuja, President Bola Tinubu expressed that the reintroduction of the old national anthem was a top priority for him.

He recalled signing the bill that brought back the anthem titled ‘Nigeria, we hail thee’ and agreed with the national assembly on the change.

“Let me allude to something that happened yesterday. The change of national anthem, ‘Nigeria, we hail thee’,” he said.

“Some people say, okay, say what? Is that your priority? It’s my priority. I agree with the National Assembly. If they make law, I’ve got to obey that law, or we disagree openly, and close the chapter.

“But the question of diversity. Who gave us the name Nigeria? Is it not Britain? Or somewhere? Have we changed our name? We are Nigerians. Our passport shows that.

“As long as we are Nigerians and one family, we remain and protect our diversity and love one another as brothers and sisters.

Tinubu said he viewed the making of appointments as a Nigerian project not a south and north issue.

“For Nigeria to be united. I’m glad the SGF had mentioned the appointment. I don’t see it as the north and south,’ he added.

“I see it as a Nigeria project. Thank you. The question of who you are, you have no control over

“iIt is God Almighty that puts you in that particular place and makes you a member of that family. You have no control over it.

“When I came begging for votes, I didn’t say vote for me as a Yoruba man, I said vote for me as Bola Ahmed Tinubu. All of you accept me, and I could see the result. I’m adding on to that mandate jealously and I’m working my heart out.”

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