Belated: 69 days after death, Buhari mourns composer of NYSC anthem Adetiran

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President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday sent a belated message to the family of the composer of NYSC’s national anthem Oluwole Isaac Adetiran 69 days after his death.

Venerable Adetiran, an accomplished musicologist, died on May 6, 2022 at the age of 75.

He composed the NYSC anthem, “Youths Obey the Clarion Call,” in 1984 while serving as a Corps member at the Polytechnic of Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria.

However, Buhari, in a statement issued by his spokesman, Femi Adesina on Thursday condoled with the Adetiran family, their friends and associates on the passage of an accomplished musicologist.

Wole Adetiran
Late Wole Adetiran, composer of NYSC anthem

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

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Buhari prayed 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 (MON) National Award.

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



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