National Anthem’ll restore Nigeria’s lost glory, says Reps deputy spokesman

The deputy spokesman of the House of Representatives, Hon. Philip Agbese, has welcomed Nigeria’s return to its old national anthem as a pathway to its golden era and restoration of lost glory.

Agbese spoke to journalists Wednesday after the 2024 Democracy Day National Assembly joint session. He also praised President Bola Tinubu for his swift action on legislative matters and commended the Speaker, Hon. Tajudeen Abbas, for his outstanding leadership and dedication to democratic governance.

“President Tinubu’s approach to legislative matters has fostered a collaborative environment, encouraging open dialogue and constructive engagement between the executive and legislative arms of government. This synergy has yielded significant benefits, including the swift passage and signing of crucial bills that address pressing national issues.

“As a parliamentarian, I have witnessed firsthand the president’s commitment to democratic principles and his willingness to listen to diverse perspectives. His door has always been open to constructive feedback and suggestions, demonstrating a genuine desire to serve the best interests of our nation.

“The signing of the National Anthem and Student Loan Bills into law, which took less than 48 hours, is a testament to President Tinubu’s willingness to engage with the legislature and drive meaningful change.

“I’m particularly thrilled with the return to our old national anthem as a major step towards the country’s return to glorious days. This was an era of prosperity, when the economy worked, infrastructure was in top shape, agriculture was still the in thing and our educational system was among the best.”

“This anthem, with its familiar lyrics and stirring melody, evokes a sense of nostalgia and patriotism in the hearts of many Nigerians. It reminds us of our history, our struggles, and our triumphs. Its return is a welcome move that resonates with citizens from all walks of life.”