Tinubu Directs Recitation Of National Pledge At Public Events


He also called on Nigerians to uphold the country’s glory
The President emphasized the imperativeness of respecting national values, promoting the nation’s ideals, and abiding by its established norms.

Following the national anthem at formal events, President Bola Tinubu has ordered that the national pledge must be recited.
At the Renewed Hope City groundbreaking ceremony, which took place in the Karsana neighbourhood of Abuja and will comprise 3,112 housing units, Tinubu delivered remarks
In a statement issued on Thursday, Ajuri Ngelale, presidential spokesperson, said the decision was granted to maintain “absolute respect for the national symbols, strengthen allegiance and fidelity to country, and to preserve Nigeria’s ethos and defining character”.
“Before I left home this morning, I asked for a printout of the National Pledge, and we have to relaunch it again at this event,” the statement quoted Tinubu as saying.
“The relaunch is about being committed to the values, greatness, and hope of our country. It is our pledge to Nigeria, our country, to be faithful, loyal, and honest. To serve Nigeria with all your strength – we saw it on the field of play yesterday.
“We were all rejoicing. Everyone of us loves victory. We love to win. When you are positive and you are hopeful, Nigeria is winning,” the president said, referring to Nigeria’s win against South Africa in the semi-finals of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON).
“We did not say it will be Eldorado and smooth all the way. But we are confident that this country will excel in all ramifications.
“We will defend our unity and uphold Nigeria’s glory in every way possible because we are Nigerians, and we have no other country.”

The president said the recitation of the pledge would promote the nation’s ideals, and help citizens to abide by its established norms.

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