A Nigerian singer, Mercy Isoyip, popularly known as Descushiel, has finally spoken after going viral for wrongly reciting the lyrics of the National Anthem at an event in Imo State.
Recall, the singer who donned the police uniform, led the recitation of the national anthem at the Conference and Retreat for Senior Police Officers in Owerri, the Imo state capital.
The retreat, which was attended by senior police and military officers, had the acting Inspector-General of Police, Olukayode Egbetokun, and Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State, in attendance.
During the event, which was aired live on Monday, the policewoman stood on the stage to render the National Anthem, but missed the lyrics, sparking outrage as many trolled her for making such an error.
Speaking about the video posted on her Instagram page on Tuesday, Descushiel apologised for her errors.
The video was captioned, “I sincerely apologise for the error I made during the recital of the National Anthem, I know such errors are inexcusable.”
She said in the video, “My good people of our country, please accept my apology, as well as my assurance that I will be more careful in the future to prevent such incidents from recurring.God bless the Nigeria Police Force. God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”
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