February 22, 2017

Can you recite the Nigerian pledge? Many Nigerians tried to in this funny video (WATCH)

Battabox’s mission was simple, find the patriotic Nigerian who could correctly recite the nation’s pledge with pride and gusto.

The result was a bit of an epic fail. Many Nigerians could not pull of this feat. Watch the hilarious results below:

Perhaps we could chuck it up to corruption disillusioning the average Nigerian and sucking up all our patriotic pride. Here’s the Nigerian national anthem and pledge (which we pulled off Wikipedia as we couldn’t write it from memory ourselves, what shame!).

“Arise, O Compatriots” (1978–present)

Arise, O compatriots,
Nigeria’s call obey
To serve our Fatherland
With love and strength and faith.
The labor 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 our leaders right
Help our youth the truth to know
In love and honesty to grow
And living just and true
Great lofty heights attain
To build a nation where peace
And justice reign.

Nigeria’s National Pledge (which is traditionally recited after the anthem)

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 anthem was written by Benedict E. Odiase, who passed away earlier this month.

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