Pa Benedict Odiase has passed on. He is the composer of Nigeria's National Anthem - "Arise O Compatriots” in May 1978. Mr Odiase died last night in his sleep.
He Joined the Nigeria Police Force in March 1954 and served in the force based on instructions from the Police High Command. In 1992, he retired as a Deputy Commissioner of Police after being the Director of Music with the Nigeria Police Band.
May his Soul Rest in Peace.