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  • Updated: May 29, 2024

Ex-Minister Ezekwesili opposes new anthem law

 Ex-Minister Ezekwesili opposes new anthem law

Former Minister of Education, Obiageli Ezekwesili has declared that she will not comply with the recent adoption of the old national anthem by President Bola Tinubu.

Ezekwesili made her stance clear in a post on her X handle on Wednesday.

According to her, no one can suppress her right to dissent from what she described as an “obnoxious law” repugnant to all who are of good conscience in Nigeria.

The ex-minister said, “Let it be known to all and sundry that I, Obiageli “Oby” Ezekwesili, will, whenever asked to sing the current Nigerian National Anthem.”

She then wrote the first and second stanzas of the national anthem.

The National Anthem Bill 2024, which reinstates the old anthem "Nigeria, We Hail Thee," was swiftly passed by the Senate and the House of Representatives despite Nigerians' opposition.

 

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