Nigerian anthem to be changed to God save the President
Abuja – Senate President, David Mark, drew criticism when he implored Nigerians to stop insulting their leaders on social media.
The senator was referring to the deeply unpatriotic tendency for Nigerians who have internet connection and as little as a twitter account to use such web platforms to broadcast everything said or done by the Nigerian government.
This act of sabotage – of repeating what GEJ might have said or done and thus making him the most insulted president on Earth – is not what obtains in other countries, Mr Mark claimed, where the citizens are patriotic and responsible in their use of social media.
Accordingly, Mr Mark proposed a bill that would curtail the unchecked, irresponsible, immature, rude, and offensive use of facebook, twitter, blogs etc, by unpatriotic elements who insist on retelling what the president has said.
While Nigerians, especially those irresponsible ones who own internet connected devices, are busy proving the senator right by taking to the web to lament this proposed new law, the government is putting finishing touches to an even more tactical law that would ensure the patriotism of Nigerians.
Shortly to be announced is a new law that would change the words of the national anthem to include prayers for the President.
Though still sketchy, it is believed that the new national anthem would include prayers for the first family and end with the words, God save Jonathan.
- Jowo Mabinu