Arise, O compatriots, Nigeria’s call obey
To serve our fatherland
With love and strength and faith
The labor of our heroes past
Shall never be in vain
To serve with heart and might
One nation bound in freedom, peace, and unity.
Says the first stanza of my country’s national anthem
Oh! how wonderful it will be if we live the words we utter
If we speak the words with understanding
And conviction about it meanings
If we take the vows seriously
And in everything and everywhere we go remember
Remembering that some people labor for the freedom we now enjoy
And we do all to guide against their effort being fruitless
Such powerful words!
If you want to change the world start with yourself
I pledge to Nigeria, my country
To be faithful, loyal, and honest
To serve Nigeria with all my strength
To defend her unity
And uphold her honor and glory
So help me God.
GOD BLESS NIGERIA !