Aisha Yesufu refuses to recite re-introduced old national anthem at event

Aisha Yesufu

Co-founder of Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement Aisha Yesufu has publicly rejected the newly adopted national anthem.

At a recent event, Mrs Yesufu chose to sit during its recitation.

The 50-year-old posted a video of her protest with the caption “#NotMyNationalAnthem” on her X account on Friday.

This move comes after President Bola Tinubu signed the National Anthem Bill 2024 into law, reinstating the anthem “Nigeria, We Hail Thee” composed just before independence in 1960 and used up until the 1970s.

Yesufu’s action has generated diverse reactions from netizens. While some accused her of disrespecting the country, others say it is her right to choose not to recite it.