Buhari mourns composer of NYSC anthem, Adetiran

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The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Thursday, condoled with the Adetiran family on the demise of the revered clergyman, Oluwole Adetiran, 75, whom he described as an accomplished musicologist.

Buhari’s condolence message is contained in a statement signed on Thursday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, titled ‘President Buhari mourns Adetiran, composer of NYSC anthem.’

According to Adesina, “The President urges the family to take solace in the quality of life lived by the departed, having left his footprints in the sands of time as the composer of the NYSC Anthem, sung round the country, and inspiring innumerable youths.

“President Buhari prays God to rest the soul of the former Head, Department of Music, The Polytechnic, Ibadan, Director of Music, Celestial Church of Christ Worldwide, and holder of the Member of the Order of the Niger National Award.”


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He, therefore, urged the younger generation to learn lessons from the devotion of the departed to both secular and spiritual things and to excel in all.

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