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Reps Pass Bill To Return Nigeria To Old National Anthem

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The House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill proposing that the country return back to reciting the old National Anthem.

The bill, which was sponsored by the Leader of the House, Julius Ihonvbere, was passed for second and third reading on the floor of the House during plenary in Abuja.

Leading the debate on the general principles of the bill, the sponsor of the proposed law, Julius Ihonvbere, anchored his argument on the need for patriotism and nationalism.

In his contribution, Chinda, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party noted that the old national anthem was a colonial heritage which should not be considered in a post-independent Nigeria.

His argument was supported by the member representing Jere Federal Constituency, Borno State, Mr Ahmad Satomi.

Another Borno lawmaker, Ahmed Jaha, however, supported the bill arguing that the the wordings in the new anthem are verbal expressions that have no substance in the affairs of the Nigerian State.

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