Brig Gen Ibrahim visits ailing composer of NYSC anthem

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THE Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim, on Thursday, made an emotional and historic visit to the writer and composer of the NYSC anthem, Dr. Oluwole Adetiran at his Ibafo residence in Ogun State.

According to a statement by the Corps, the visit was predicated on the news on the ill health of the great music legend.

“The Director General was received by the living music legend with joyous tunes from a group of choristers whom ‘Baba’ himself has nurtured over time,” the statement said.

“The colourful reception was greeted by a majestic rendition of the 3-stanza NYSC Anthem, which Dr. Adetiran himself led in an astute orchestral manner.

“The DG was full of praise for the man who single handedly composed what has now become a very famous anthem of the Nigerian youth in the NYSC Scheme.

“The Director General thanked Dr. Adetiran for this unforgettable, invaluable contribution to the Scheme via the composition of the Anthem”.

Overwhelmed by emotions, Dr. Adetiran burst into tears of joy in appreciation of the visit.

Brig Gen Ibrahim, however, assured Dr Adetiran that the NYSC will forever stand by him and members of his family at all times.

The NYSC boss prayed to God Almighty to grant him speedy recovery and good health.

On his part, the host said “I am very proud to be part of the NYSC success story through the Anthem I composed. I am today fulfilled by this your visit”.

The DG was accompanied by the Acting-Director, Special Duties and the State Coordinators of Ogun and Lagos.

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