Julius Ihonvbere Proposed Bill To Return Nigeria To Old National Anthem

The House of Representatives on Thursday debated a bill seeking a return to the old national anthem.

The Bill Pioneer: Julius Ihonvbere, makes a stand on the defense on the bill by saying the former anthem promotes patriotism and nationalism. The bill is said to have enjoined support from Ahmed Jaha, a lawmaker from Borno State,  but was rejected by the House Minority Leader - Kingsley Chinda.

"Nigeria, We Hail Thee" is the former national anthem of Nigeria, used from independence in 1960 until 1978. Nigeria's present anthem, "Arise, O Compatriots," was adopted in 1978, replacing "Nigeria, We Hail Thee."