Arise O compatriot, Nigeria's call obey,

To serve our fatherland

With love and strength and faith.

The Labour of our heroes past, shall never be in vain

To serve with heart and might,

One nation bound in freedom, peace and unity.

O God of creation, direct our noble cause,

Guide thou our leaders right,

Help our youth the truth to know

in love and honest to grow

And living just and true

Great lofty height attain

To build a nation where peace and justice shall reign

NATIONAL PLEDGE

I pledge to Nigeria my country,

To be faithful, loyal and honest.

To serve Nigeria with all my strength

to defend our Unity

And uphold her honour and glory,

So help me God.