Nigeria’s President Bola Tinubu has mandated the recitation of the national pledge at all official and public gatherings across the nation.
This directive aims to foster profound reverence for national symbols, bolster allegiance to the country, and preserve Nigeria’s distinctive ethos, according to presidential spokesman Ajuri Ngelale’s statement on Thursday.
The president emphasized the importance of upholding national values, advocating for the nation’s principles, and adhering to established norms.
“Each one of us cherishes triumph. We embrace victory. With positivity and hopefulness, Nigeria prevails,” the statement highlighted.
The national pledge, to be recited following the national anthem as outlined by Mr. Tinubu, urges all Nigerians to exhibit faithfulness and loyalty to their homeland. It stands as a quintessential national emblem.
This initiative unfolds amidst the backdrop of heightened communal tensions in Nigeria, particularly concerning conflicts between herders and local farming communities over resources.