Standard version of national anthem coming soon – NOA

The National Orientation Agency (NOA) has stated that it will issue a standard version of the reintroduced national anthem.

In a statement released on Tuesday, June 4, NOA spokesperson Paul Odenyi said Lanre Issa-Onilu, the agency’s director-general, acted after several versions of the anthem appeared on social media.

Odenyi added that the agency’s community orientation and mobilisation officers (COMOS) also reported citizens’ confusion with the correct lyrics and instrumental and audio rendition of the anthem.

“Our COMOS, whom we ordered to learn the new national anthem, have come up with the feedback that many of our people are eager to learn and promote the new anthem but are confused about which of the ones they find online is the correct version,” the statement reads.


They have asked questions about which of the stanzas is the national prayer.



The director-general also assured that a decision on whether any of the stanzas will be adopted as national prayer will be taken after the necessary approval procedure.


He advised government agencies that seek to play the anthem at their functions to revert to the agency for the official copy of the new anthem.”

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