President Tinubu Arrives National Assembly, Details Emerge

President Tinubu Arrives National Assembly, Details Emerge

  • President Bola Tinubu has been welcomed to the joint sitting of the Senate and the House of Representatives at the National Assembly
  • The president was welcomed to the floor of the chamber with the old and reintroduced national anthem
  • The national assembly had passed the National Anthem Bill, which Senate president Godswill Akpabio said was signed by Tinubu on Wednesday, May 29

Legit.ng journalist Bada Yusuf is an accomplished politics and current affairs editor, boasting over seven years of experience in journalism and writing.

FCT, Abuja - President Bola Tinubu has arrived at the joint sittings of the Senate and House of Representatives at the national assembly.

The president arrived at the floor of the lower chamber at 12:28 pm.

President Bola Tinubu has arrived the national assembly to address lawmakers as he celebrate one-year in office.
Tinubu arrives National Assembly Photo Credit: @SPNigeria
Source: Twitter

While walking into the chamber, Tinubu was welcomed with the tune of the old and newly reintroduced national anthem, The Cable reported.

Read also

Influential APC lawmaker lists benefits of old national anthem

Old national anthem: Akpabio, Abbas speak

Godswill Akpabio, the president of the Senate, earlier announced that Tinubu signed the bill to return the old national anthem on Wednesday, May 29.

In his welcome address, the senate president mentioned that the president was only stopping by to greet the lawmakers as he was there to commission the National Assembly Library, Vanguard reported.

But the speaker of the House of Representatives, Tajudeen Abbas, apologized for the misinformation earlier spread about the president's visit, saying it was a mistake on the part of the national assembly.

The new national anthem

Nigeria we hail thee,

Our own dear native land,

Though tribe and tongue may differ,

In brotherhood we stand,

Nigerians all, and proud to serve

Our sovereign Motherland.

Read also

CSOs Hail Tinubu Over Dev't Reforms, say: "His Cabinet Changing Challenges to Opportunities"

Nigeria we hail thee,

Our own dear native land,

Though tribe and tongue may differ,

In brotherhood we stand,

Nigerians all, and proud to serve

Our sovereign Motherland.

Our flag shall be a symbol

That truth and justice reign,

In peace or battle honour’d,

And this we count as gain,

To hand on to our children

A banner without stain.

O God of all creation,

Grant this our one request,

Help us to build a nation

Where no man is oppressed,

And so, with peace and plenty

Nigeria may be blessed.

Tinubu signs old national anthem into law

Legit.ng earlier reported that President Tinubu has signed the bill returning Nigeria to the era of the national anthem composed by its colonial master.

The National Anthem bill passed by the National Assembly a few days ago reinstated the old national anthem first sung in 1960 during independence.

Read also

Mild drama in Senate as President Tinubu sings old national anthem, video goes viral

Godswill Akpabio, the president of the Senate, announced Tinubu's signing of the bill during a joint session on Wednesday, May 29.

Source: Legit.ng

Authors:
Bada Yusuf avatar

Bada Yusuf (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Yusuf Amoo Bada is an accomplished politics and current affairs editor, boasting over 7 years of experience in journalism and writing. He is a graduate of OAU, and holds Diploma in Mass Comm. and BA in Literature in English. He has obtained certificates in Leadership and received the "Certificate for Breakthrough of the Year 2022" in recognition of his great performance during his first year at Legit.ng. Worked as Editor with OperaNews. Contact: bada.yusuf.amoo@corp.legit.ng or call 08161717844

Online view pixel