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.







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