The National Pledge of Nigeria Lyrics

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The Nigerian National Pledge is often recited immediately following the National Anthem. While you recite, you must place an open palm on your chest. The pledge is one of the most recognised symbols of National importance in Nigeria.


The national pledge was written by Felicia Adebola Adeyoyin in 1976. She initially wrote and published in the 1976 July edition of Daily times titled “Loyalty to the Nation, Pledge.” After it was published, the then Head of State in person of Olusegun Obasanjo, eventually read it, after which he among others decided to adopt it

The publication underwent modifications by Olusegun Obasanjo which led to its adoption. The National Pledge was officially adopted on September 6, 1976, during the launch of the Universal Free Primary Education (UPE) program.


I pledge to Nigeria, my country
To be faithful, loyal, and honest
To serve Nigeria with all my strength
To defend her unity
And uphold her honor and glory
So help me God.


The national pledge which was to be recited by the people to promote patriotism, consciousness, positive values and the idea of service to the fatherland.

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