We all enjoy singing the national anthem usually just the first stanza alone and occasionally sing the second stanza.
What you may not know is that the second stanza of the national anthem, yes the one that goes (oh God of creation….) remember now?. was officially adopted a few year back by the federal government as the NATIONAL PRAYER.
This was done by the government to put a stop to the practice of saying separate prayers from the different religious groups we have in the country, which the government believes encourage division of Nigerians along religious lines.
Sequel to this change, it is obligatory that all official government functions are preceded by reciting the national prayer.
We as citizens of Nigeria are not left out of this, we should practice the recitation of the national prayer at our schools, meetings, place of work, during our alone time and encourage others to do so.
The beauty of the national prayer is that it entails all the best wishes we can ever demand for our great country. So take a few minutes of your time today and pray for our country.
GOD BLESS NIGERIA.