Nigeria New National Anthem lyrics

Nigeria New National Anthem lyrics

In this post I will like to explain the Nigeria new national anthem lyrics and the Old national anthem

And Who wrote that Nigeria New national anthem

Nigeria New national anthem

President Bola Tinubu on Wednesday 29 2024 signed into law the bill to revert to Nigeria’s old national anthem which was dropped by a military government in 1978. The lyrics by John A. Ilechukwu, Eme Etim Akpan, B. A. Ogunnaike, Sota Omoigui and P. O. Aderibigbe, with is begin with Arise, O Compatriots

And the newly re-adopted anthem, begins With “Nigeria, We Hail Thee,” was written by Lillian Jean Williams in 1959 and composed by Frances Berda.

Speaking on his first anniversary in office, President Bola Tinubu said the anthem symbolised Nigeria’s diversity.

some Nigerians said the country had more pressing problems such as insecurity, rising inflation and a foreign exchange crisis.

Legislative shift, President Bola Tinubu has signed the National Anthem Bill 2024 into law, reinstating Nigeria’s original anthem, “Nigeria, We Hail Thee.”

This development was announced by Senate President Godswill Akpabio during a joint session of the National Assembly.

Nigeria national anthem was change by president Bola Ahmed tinubu on his first anniversary in the office which is on Wednesday 29 May 2024

The reinstatement of the original anthem, which served as Nigeria’s national anthem song from independence in 1960 until 1978, marks a return to the country’s early post-independence era.

Nigeria, We Hail Thee” was written by Lillian Jean Williams, a British expatriate, and composed by Frances Berda. Despite its initial role in shaping national identity, the anthem faced criticism over the years, because its composer was not Nigerian..


Advocates for the bill argued that the original anthem promotes a stronger symbol of unity, peace, and prosperity compared to its successor, “Arise, O Compatriots.”


Lawmakers emphasised that the current anthem was a product of the military regime and lacked the resonance of national values, ethics, and norms encapsulated in the independence anthem.

Nigeria New National Anthem lyrics

The new anthem reads: “Nigeria, we hail thee, our dear native land…” But what are the lyrics to the rest of the New national anthem?


Nigeria New national anthem lyrics

The Nigeria new national anthem lyrics are

Nigeria we hail thee

Our own dear native land

Though tribes and tongue may differ

In brotherhood we stand

Nigerians all, are proud to serve

Our sovereign Motherland.


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.


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 shall be blessed.


The Old Nigeria national anthem lyrics

This is the Old Nigeria national anthem lyrics

Arise, O Compatriots

Nigeria’s call obey

To serve our fatherland

With love and strength and faith

The labour of our heroes past,

shall never be in vain

To serve with heart and might,

One nation bound in freedom, peace and unity.


Oh God of creation,

Direct our noble cause

Guide thou our leaders right

Help our youth the truth to know

In love and honesty to grow

And living just and true

Great lofty heights attain

To build a nation where peace and justice (shall) reign

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