Tinubu asks Nigerians to believe in the National Pledge

President Bola Tinubu has urged Nigerians to believe in the letters and spirit of the National Pledge as a show of patriotism and commitment to development.

On Thursday he directed the mandatory recitation of the National Pledge after the National Anthem at every official and public engagement.

His decision was informed by the need “to ensure absolute respect for the national symbols, strengthen allegiance and fidelity to country, and to preserve Nigeria’s ethos and defining character”, Presidential spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale stated.

 

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President Tinubu spoke at the groundbreaking ceremony of the 3,112 housing-unit Renewed Hope City at Karsana, Abuja, on Thursday, were he emphasized the imperativeness of respecting national values, promoting the nation’s ideals, and abiding by its established norms.

“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. 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,” President Tinubu said.

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