Bight Newspaper gathered that President Ahmed Bola Tinubu has ordered that the recitation of the National Pledge after the National Anthem is mandatory at every official and public engagement.

This was released by Mr. Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, in a statement on Thursday.

According to Mr. Ngelale, the order was to strengthen allegiance and fidelity to the country, maintain respect for national symbols and to preserve Nigeria’s ethos and defining character.

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He stressed that President Tinubu was keen on the imperativeness of respecting core national values that promotes the ideals of the nation and its laws of establishment.

The statement reads, “President Bola Tinubu has directed the mandatory recitation of the National Pledge after the National Anthem at every official and public engagement.

“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 relaunch is about being committed to the values, greatness, and hope of our country.

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“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 one of us loves victory. We love to win. When you are positive and you are hopeful, Nigeria is winning.

“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.”

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