Days of ‘Arise o’ numbered as Senate passes bill for restore of old anthem

Senate President Godswil Akpabio
This is coming less than a week after the House of Representatives’ passed the same bill last Thursday.

The old anthem was replaced in 1978 with the current one, “Arise O Compatriots.”

Last week, the two arms of the National Assembly initiated the legislation to revert to the old anthem.

The House passed the bill through first, second and third readings last week, while the Senate referred the bill to its Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters for public hearing.

The committee, chaired by Senator Mohammed Monguno, presented its report on the floor on Tuesday.

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