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FG set to launch contest for the production of new National Anthem.



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The FG has announced plan to call for entries for the production of the new national anthem with an authentic Nigerian melody, Leadership Newspaper is reporting.

This was disclosed by the National Orientation Agency (NOA) on Wednesday in Abuja. Addressing journalists during the presentation of the official version of the new national anthem, Director General of NOA, Lanre Issa-Onilu said the event was organised to clarify any doubt about the anthem’s correct lyrics as contained in the Act signed by the President.

He said, “The NOA will call for entries for the production of an authentic Nigerian melody, taking into consideration the indigenous instrumentation of the Nigerian people. The effective date for the entries & the procedure will be announced through NOA channels in the coming week.”

According to him, the new national anthem aligns with the nation’s ideology & has received much commendation from well-meaning Nigerians.