Very bland and uninspiring was the choice of words a columnists in a prestigious newspaper used to describe our notable National Anthem after hearing a proposal by the delegates of the National Conference to revert to our old anthem. I quite agree with him considering the fact that I've sang it numerous times in my lifetime and I've watched other citizens sing it too with no colour at all.... just take a look at our national team when our anthem is sung.
For my generation of kids who have little or no idea at all of what our old anthem looked like, this post is for you. Look at the rich words used to describe a multi cultural nation filled with proud and patriotic citizens who are aware of our numerous challenges but are willing to build our motherland despite this shortcomings. NIGERIA WE Hail THEE!
NIGERIA WE HAIL THEE
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.
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 may be blessed.