A former minister of education, Oby Ezekwesili, has disclosed that she would not be subjected to singing the now-reinstated old national anthem, “Nigeria, We Hail Thee.’

According to Ezekwesili via her X handle on Wednesday, May 29, she described the law as an “obnoxious law” repugnant to all who are of good conscience in Nigeria.

She wrote: “Let it be known to all and sundry that I, Obiageli “Oby” Ezekwesili shall whenever asked to sing the Nigerian National Anthem sing:

“1. Arise, O compatriots, Nigeria’s call obey
To serve our fatherland
With love and strength and faith
The labour of our heroes past
Shall never be in vain
To serve with heart and might
One nation bound in freedom, peace and unity.

“2. Oh God of creation, direct our noble cause
Guide our leader’s right
Help our youth the truth to know
In love and honesty to grow
And living just and true
Great lofty heights attain
To build a nation where peace and justice reign.

“This is my own National Anthem and let it be known that no one can suppress my right to dissent an obnoxious “law” that is repugnant to all that is of good conscience in Nigeria.

“Whatever else is #NotMyNationalAnthem.”

Source: X | obyezeks