See the Lyrics of Newly Released Nigeria’s National Anthem

The National Orientation Agency (NOA) on Wednesday released the standardized version of the reintroduced national anthem. Originally composed by British expatriate Lillian Jean Williams, this anthem was in use from 1960 to 1978.

In May, President Bola Tinubu signed into law the bill to revert to the old national anthem. Since its reintroduction, several versions of the anthem have emerged. To address this, the NOA released a standardized version to ensure consistency.

Below are the lyrics of the new standardized 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.

Stanza 2

Our flag shall be a symbol
That truth and justice reign
In peace or battle, honoured,
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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