The National Youth Service Corps anthem is an uplifting song which best identifies the scheme. NYSC anthem highs the morals of Corps members by reminding them of their national duties each time the anthem is being sang. Sadly, a lot of Prospective Corps Members do not know the NYSC lyrics or how to recite it. For this reason, we have composed the anthem to help every member of the scheme.
The best time to learn the anthem as provided by the NYSC act is when you are preparing for the National Service, because there may not be enough time to learn it in orientation camp, so let it be part of your preparations. Corps Members who can’t recite the NYSC anthem are likely to be disgraced in the camp.
To make everything easier for everyone, NYSC anthem lyrics, audio and video have been composed and recorded. So, it’s now easy to learn by listen to the audio. It may not even take you over 40 minutes to master the three (3) stanzas in the anthem.
Kindly note that it’s mandatory for every Corps member to recite the anthem in every official gathering of the Corps.
The anthem has 3 stanzas. If you are a Corps member or prospective corps member, try to know how to recite from Stanza one to Stanza three.
Implication of not knowing the National Youth Service Corps anthem
It will not be funny if you don’t know how to recite the anthem and enter NYSC camp, the embarrassment can be more that what you’d ever expected. Soldiers and NYSC officials always take it serious, especially in the NYSC Orientation Camp.
Most of the time when NYSC anthem is being recited, Soldiers will watch the movement of your mouths. If soldiers notice that someone is not good at reciting the anthem, the person would be called out in front of other Corps to recite all alone.
The NYSC Anthem Lyrics
Youths obey the clarion call
Let us lift our nation high
Under the sun or in the rain
With dedication and selflessness
Nigeria is ours, Nigeria we serve.
Members, take the great salute
Put the Nation first in all
With service and humility
NYSC for the noble youths
Make Nigeria a great nation.
Far and near we come to serve
And to build our fatherland
With oneness and loyalty
NYSC for unity
Hail Nigeria, our great nation.
Watch the video where Corps members recite the NYSC anthem lyrics, audio and video. It has subtitle to guide you.