Professor Felicia Adebola Adedoyin, the composer of Nigeria’s National Pledge, has said to have died on May 1,2021.

The cause of her death is yet to be unknown as it was described by Inside oyo as a brief illness.

The popular composer lectured at the University of Lagos and was a consultant with the United Nations

She was inspired to write the pledge following questions by her children who had been used to reciting the Oath of Allegiance while in school in New York, and the State Pledge in Achimota School, Ghana.

Prof. Adedoyin published the Pledge in the Daily Times in July 15, 1976, in an article titled “Loyalty to the Nation, Pledge’”. It was shown to the then Head of State, Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo, who modified it and introduced it to the country during the formal launch of the Universal Free Primary Education (UPE) and decreed that all school children recite the National Pledge during assembly.


She was in the care of her children when she passed away, and surrounded by loved ones.


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