'Returning The Old National Anthem Is The Most Unnecessary Acts Of Governance' - Reno Omokri

Date: 30-05-2024 10:18 am (2 weeks ago) | Author: onuigbo felicia
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Former Presidential aide, Reno Omokri has referred to the return of the old National anthem as a big mistake.

Recall that President Tinubu signed into law a new bill for the return of the old National Anthem on Wednesday, May 29.

In a post shared on X, Reno opined that with all of the multifaceted issues Nigeria is currently facing, reverting to the old anthem seems like we have a lack of priorities.

He wrote;

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''Reverting To The Old National Anthem Was a Big Mistake!

If I look sad in the attached photo, it is for a reason. My heart is very heavy about Nigeria right now because, in my opinion, we just took a giant step backwards in our national journey. Now, do not get me wrong, I support the current economic policies of my country. Fuel subsidy removal and Naira flotation are necessary policies that any lover of Nigeria should adhere to regardless of party affiliation.

One of the most unnecessary acts of governance in Nigeria in recent times is the law returning the old National Anthem. First of all, there was nothing wrong with the existing anthem. Secondly, with all of the multifaceted issues we face, it seems like we have a lack of priorities, when we major on such a settled issue as an anthem.

To me, it looks like a step backwards to discard the ‘Arise, O Compatriots’ National Anthem written by a collective of young Nigerians, including John A. Ilechukwu, Eme Etim Akpan, B. A. Ogunnaike, Sota Omoigui and P. O. Aderibigbe in 1978, for ‘Nigeria, We Hail Thee’, written by an English woman, Lillian Jean Williams.

Does it not sound preposterous that a foreigner should write our National Anthem? Are we that shallow and uninspired that we cannot come up with our own indigenous anthem? You can imagine the land of such music icons, like Fela Kuti, Osita Osadebe, Dan Maraya Jos, and contemporary stars, like Sade Adu, Burna Boy, Davido and Wizkid, importing music of national significance from Britain. As my Yoruba brethren will say, ‘O wrong now!’

Already, the name Nigeria was given to us by another English lady, Flora Shaw. And she named us in 1897 in much the same way you name a dog. She did it tongue in cheek, for an article she wrote for The Times of London.

We ought to have even changed that name to something indigenous, such as the Republic of Wazobia, as Ghana did in 1957 when she changed from Gold Coast to Ghana at Independence in 1957.''

Posted: at 30-05-2024 10:18 AM (2 weeks ago) | Addicted Hero
- kp45 at 30-05-2024 10:30 AM (2 weeks ago)
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So unfortunate the country have these type of leaders.
Posted: at 30-05-2024 10:30 AM (2 weeks ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Kormeijama at 30-05-2024 10:42 AM (2 weeks ago)
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Tell them, and where is  the learned prof Wole. These are   the  sure moments  enlightened Nigerians should walk to the board ginger the masses  that our national anthem must be written by Nigerians  and  that any connection to an outsider  should be tantamount to surrendering  the sovereignty of the state.  Didn't  Tinubu and his caboodle understand the dynamics  of sovereignty. Yet our horde of academics and others are siting supinely  talking book when a few lumpens are  further busy downgrading  the state sovereignty. What a mess. And  as stated, with the myriads of socio-economic problems  choking the nation was this truly a priority, even i f it was written by another Nigerian, the anthem  change  should be out least of least problems. But that's what you get when you tribalize national politics. Let me what our book peo;e gonna do about this august event.
Posted: at 30-05-2024 10:42 AM (2 weeks ago) | Gistmaniac
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- gogoman at 30-05-2024 01:18 PM (2 weeks ago)
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so a shameful act, I will not forgive them for this betrayal of trust!! i want my fatherland back  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 30-05-2024 01:18 PM (2 weeks ago) | Grande Master
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- OmoNobaUku at 30-05-2024 02:03 PM (2 weeks ago)
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You are WRONG. Very WRONG. The anthem, flag and name needs to be changed for the country to turn a new leaf. If you don't understand why these are necessary, you should first investigate and research it before shouting your mouth out in the media.
Posted: at 30-05-2024 02:03 PM (2 weeks ago) | Gistmaniac
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- KDoinspire at 30-05-2024 02:08 PM (2 weeks ago)
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Quote from: OmoNobaUku on 30-05-2024 02:03 PM
You are WRONG. Very WRONG. The anthem, flag and name needs to be changed for the country to turn a new leaf. If you don't understand why these are necessary, you should first investigate and research it before shouting your mouth out in the media.
You bastard, living in  delusion. What has the change of national anthem got to do with the right economic policies that will grow the nation's economy.? If you are not a bastard , you won't say this trash. God go punish u and your whole generation
Posted: at 30-05-2024 02:08 PM (2 weeks ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Jiiitk4 at 30-05-2024 02:22 PM (2 weeks ago)
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Nigeria We HATE Thee.
Posted: at 30-05-2024 02:22 PM (2 weeks ago) | Gistmaniac
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