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President Tinubu Signs Bill to Bring Back Old National Anthem Despite Public Outcry

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President Tinubu Signs Bill to Bring Back Old National Anthem Despite Public Outcry
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President Tinubu Signs Bill to Reinstate Old National Anthem, Despite Widespread Disapproval. 

In a move that has sparked controversy, President Bola Tinubu has signed into law a bill seeking to reinstate the old national anthem, ‘Nigeria, We Hail Thee. The announcement was made by Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, on Wednesday, May 29, during a joint session of the National Assembly commemorating the 25th anniversary of Nigeria’s 4th Republic.

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The decision has been met with widespread disapproval from many Nigerians, who argue that the move is unnecessary and diversionary. Critics point out that the country is grappling with pressing issues such as high inflation, a falling naira, and soaring petroleum costs, yet the lawmakers are prioritizing a change to the national anthem.

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Many have expressed disappointment and frustration with the government’s priorities, saying that the focus should be on addressing the economic challenges and improving the lives of ordinary citizens, rather than revisiting a national symbol. The move is seen as a nostalgic gesture that does not address the pressing needs of the nation.

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The signing of the bill into law has sparked a heated debate, with many questioning the timing and relevance of the decision. As the country navigates its current challenges, many are calling for a more focused and effective approach to governance.”

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