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Nigeria We Hail Thee: Why I’ll Never Stand For New Anthem – Aisha Yesufu


Aisha Yesufu, the popular Nigerian activist, has vowed not to acknowledge the new national anthem.

She vowed that she will always sit down during the rendition of the re-introduced national anthem, ‘Nigeria We Hail Thee’.

The socio-political activist has been in the news following a viral video that captured her sitting down while the national anthem was being recited at an event.

The video which is presently making the rounds, captured the co-convener of BringBackOurGirls, BBO crossing her legs during the recitation of the anthem.

In the video making the rounds online, most guests at the event were astonished by Aisha’s display.

In another viral video, Aisha explained why she may never acknowledge the new anthem.

Citing the economic and security crisis bedevilling the nation, she noted that there are better things that should have taken the attention of the National Assembly.

She said, “As far as I am concerned, there is no new and old national anthem, there is only one ‘Arise O Compatriot’ and that is what I know.

“If I am at any occasion I will stand up for the national anthem but if they start playing the ‘Nigeria We Hail Thee’ I will sit down and operate my phone.

“For me, that is an obnoxious law, the National Assembly Assembly has things they should focus on. If they are not ashamed of themselves, we citizens of the country are ashamed on their behalf.

“That is not what they should be focused on. Right now, we have companies that are leaving Nigeria, we are losing a lot, our GDP is going down, and there is no security of lives and properties.

“In the midst of all these, adults who are supposed to sit down in one place, said they want to take Nigeria back, saying Nigeria we hail thee. We have a national anthem”.

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