How To Recite The Nigerian National Anthem And Pledge

How To Recite The Nigerian National Anthem And Pledge

The national anthem of the federal republic of Nigeria is ''Arise, O compatriots''.

It was subsequently replaced by the previous anthem 'Nigeria,We hail thee'. 
''Arise, O Compatriots" was selected to be the best out of many entries in a national contest and was formally adopted in 1978.

It was later put into the musical form by the Nigerian Police Band under the directorship of Benedict E. Odiase.

Till today,some Nigerians or some Nigerians in diaspora still do not know how to recite the national Anthem,hence they cannot properly recite the Nigerian National Anthem and Pledge.
The Nigerian pledge comes immediately after the national anthem has been sung and it is expected that everyone should stand still during this period. 

The Nigerian National Anthem 

Stanza 1: 
  • Arise, O compatriots
  • Nigeria’s call obey 
  • To serve our fatherland 
  • With love and strength and faith 
  • The labour of our heroes past 
  • Shall never be in vain 
  • To serve with heart and might 
  • One nation bound in freedom
  • Peace and unity. 

Stanza 2: 
  • Oh God of creation
  • Direct our noble cause 
  • Guide our leaders right 
  • Help our youth the truth to know 
  • In love and honesty to grow 
  • And living just and true   

  • Great lofty heights attain To build a nation where peace 
  • And justice shall reign.   
The Nigerian Pledge 
  • I pledge to Nigeria my country
  • To be faithful, loyal and honest
  • To serve Nigeria with all my strength 
  • To defend her unity, and uphold her honor and glory.
  • So help me God.