National Flag Of Nigeria : Details And Meaning

Full Name:Federal Republic of Nigeria
Capital: Abuja
Phone Code:+234

The national flag is an adaptation of the winning entry from Michael Taiwo Akinkunmi in a competition held in 1959. The original submission had a red radiating sun badge in the centre triptych of one white vertical with a green vertical on each side. After the badge was removed by the judges, the flag has remained unchanged. Like other countries, Nigeria has special ensigns for civil and naval vessels. Some of its states also have flags.

Akinkunmi was a twenty-three-year-old student at the time he designed the flag. He was studying at Norwich Technical College in London, England, when he saw an advertisement in a newspaper that submissions were being accepted for the design of a new national flag of Nigeria. In 1959 Akinkunmi’s design was chosen as the winner and, with adaptations, was first officially used on 1 October 1960, Nigeria’s Independence Day.

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Green-The sea green in the Nigerian flag represent Agriculture,forest,natural resources. As it is known Nigeria is a blessed nation with abundance natural recourse, it is also reached in agriculture with good land for cultivation, favourable climate for the rearing of animals and with more natural abundance of which the sea green colour in the Nigeria flag represents.

White-the white colour in the Nigeria flag represent or simply means a five letter word which is Peace. As it is known without peace in a nation they can’t be growth development  that is why the white colour in the Nigeria represent peace and unity which is a symbol of national growth.

It is a white vertical stripe sandwiched between two green stripes of equal dimension.

The white stripe symbolizes peace, unity and the Niger river bisecting the countryside.

The green stripes represent agriculture,hope,joy,love and in many culture have a sacred significant

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