Yesterday, i had an epiphany of what the future was supposed to be, not for me alone but for Nigerians. I think we have lost it as a Nation because we forget the Anthem as well as the Pledge. I had to take time out to study the Nigerian Anthem and to understand why we have deviated so much from the promises of the Anthem and the Pledge. My opinion is that, we have left it at the beginning of life's journey. So let's go back to the point when we were so eager and proud to scream the National Anthem, even when we didn't understand the words. Let's go back to the time when the Anthem meant something. Let's go back to when Nigeria was ours to build. Let's go back to when we appreciate the little contributions of others. Let's go back to the moonlight singing and dancing. Let's go back to the proverbs of our fore-fathers, that even without education they still articulated the future. Let's remember that the journey did not end when we failed the Nation but it began when we admitted our wrongs and resolve to restitution.
Arise, O compatriots,Nigeria's call obeyTo serve our FatherlandWith love and strength and faith.The labour of our heroes pastShall never be in vain,To serve with heart and mightOne nation bound in freedom, peace and unity.
O God of creationDirect our noble causeGuide thou our leaders rightHelp our youth the truth to knowIn love and honesty to growAnd living just and trueGreat lofty heights attainTo build a nation where peaceAnd justice shall reign.
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