Tinubu marked his first anniversary as the president of Nigeria today, May 29, 2024.

President Tinubu First year in office

Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu of the All Progressive Party (APC) was sworn in as the president of Nigeria on May 29, 2023.


On the same day he was sworn in, he announced that “fuel subsidy is gone.”

This statement alone unleashed untold hardship on Nigerians as fuel prices skyrocketed immediately, coupled with food, services, and other necessities.

Ever since then, Nigeria has been growling under harsh economic conditions as the inflation rate and naira devaluation are on the rise.

Amidst these challenges, President Bola Tinubu has signed into law the bill seeking to reintroduce the old national anthem.

Senate President Godswill Akpabio announced this at the joint sitting of the senate and house of representatives on Wednesday, May 29.

Akpabio said the president signed the bill into law on Wednesday morning.

The Senate passed legislation to swap the national anthem from “Arise, O Compatriots” to “Nigeria, We Hail Thee.”


However, this development didn’t go down well with Nigerians, as they had higher expectations from the present administration.

Nigerians took to the internet to express their displeasure.

Dipo Adegboye wrote, “So we moved from an anthem composed by a Nigerian to one composed by our former colonial masters??? In the name of “nostalgia,”.

“Power truly intoxicates. So let’s hope this new anthem stops corruption, crashes the price of the dollar, and lowers food prices.

Another user wrote; “Them go add this one as part of their one-year achievement, abi? Ok”

Timothy Ogeze wrote, “I’m not ready to learn any national anthem, oh, the one we wey Dey sing, Wetin e don do for us.”

Sleek_daisy said, “So this is their one-year office achievement? I bet most of them cannot even sing the anthem.”

Unstoppablebt asked, “Is this the problem Nigeria is facing?”

__viikk wrote: “This one has no concern for the price of tomatoes for the market, to be honest.”

In addition to these expressions, Senator Ahmed Satomi earlier told the Senate that it should be looking into providing a long-lasting solution to the challenges faced by Nigerians.

“How will this affect the wellbeing of the common man in Nigeria?

Also Read: Brace Up! Old National Anthem May Be Reintroduced, See Why

“Let’s do what is beneficial to Nigerians by tackling poverty, hunger, and insecurity.

“Nigerians are looking up to us.”

Also, he said there’s a saying that goes thus: “Countries that pray always look up to those that think,” he said.

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