President Bola Tinubu has mandated that the National Pledge be recited after the National Anthem at all official and public engagements.
Tinubu, who spoke at the groundbreaking ceremony for the 3,112 housing units Renewed Hope City in Karsana, Abuja, on Thursday, emphasised the importance of upholding national values, supporting the nation’s principles, and adhering to its established norms.
“Before I left home this morning, I asked for a printout of the National Pledge, and we have to relaunch it again at this event. The relaunch is about being committed to the values, greatness, and hope of our country. It is our pledge to Nigeria, our country, to be faithful, loyal, and honest,” President Tinubu was quoted as saying in a statement by his spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale.
“To serve Nigeria with all your strength – we saw it on the field of play yesterday. We were all rejoicing. Everyone one of us loves victory. We love to win. When you are positive and you are hopeful, Nigeria is winning.”
He also called on Nigerians to uphold the country’s glory, saying they should have absolute respect for national symbols.
“We will defend our unity and uphold Nigeria’s glory in every way possible because we are Nigerians, and we have no other country,” he added.
“We did not say it will be Eldorado and smooth all the way. But we are confident that this country will excel in all ramifications.”
STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE
PRESIDENT TINUBU DIRECTS MANDATORY RECITATION OF THE NATIONAL PLEDGE AFTER THE NATIONAL ANTHEM AT OFFICIAL ENGAGEMENTS
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