Tinubu, NASS okay old National Anthem 

President Bola Tinubu and the entire 469 members of the National Assembly Wednesday in Abuja formally   made the old National Anthem that Nigeria started with in October 1960 after independence her new National Anthem.

In doing so, the three stanzas  National Anthem with the  famous phrase ” Nigeria , We Hail Thee..” , was sang at the beginning and end of the joint session of the Senate and House of Representatives held to commemorate 25 years of  unbroken democracy in Nigeria which had in attendance , President Tinubu , Vice President Kashim  Shettima and other top government functionaries

 Making the old as new National Anthem was preceded by signing into law the bill passed by the National Assembly for an Act on National Anthem by President Tinubu Tuesday

The bill was introduced  at both chambers of the National Assembly  Thursday last week and given expeditious consideration and passage.

In his remarks after the anthem was sang for commencement of the brief session, the President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio , thanked President Tinubu for honouring the National Assembly as the place  for official recitation of the New National Anthem.

He described the anthem as revolution of going back to our genealogy.

He said: “Of all the significant things you have done, I think one of the most profound, is to take us back to the genealogy, the genealogical of our birth, that though we may belong to different tribes, though we may have different tongues, in brotherhood we all stand.

“Henceforth we will not refer to ourselves as mere compatriots, but we will refer to ourselves as brother.”