The Nigeria National Symbols: Full List and Meaning

Here is the list of Nigerian national symbols. Find out some interesting information about your country:

Nigeria Flag
The Nigerian National Anthem
The National Pledge:
The Nigerian Coat of Arms


The Nigerian Naira
The Nigeria Armed forces
The National Flower of Nigeria:

Do you know the history and meaning behind these national symbols?

The Nigeria Flag: The Nigeria flag was designed in 1959 and first officially hoisted on 1 October 1960. The flag has three vertical bands of green, white, green. The two green stripes represent Nigeria’s natural wealth, while the white band represents peace.
The green stripes represent fertile land.
The centered white stripe is symbolic of peace and country unity,

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The Nigerian National Anthem

The National pledge is an oath of allegiance or a solemn promise to support the country. It is recited immediately after the National Anthem.
Prof. Felicia Adebola wrote the Nigeria National pledge In 1976, It is aimed at teaching every citizen of the country to honour and serve it in all possible ways.
The main reason that the pledge of allegiance is said in schools is to instill a sense of patriotism amongst students. Some believe that it shouldn’t be controversial at all because it the process is just what it is described as: a pledge.

The National pledge is an oath of allegiance or a solemn promise to support the country. It is recited immediately after the National Anthem.

This is the Nigeria National Plegde:

I pledge to Nigeria my country
To be faithful, loyal and honest
To serve Nigeria with all my strength
To defend her unity, and uphold her honour and glory
So, help me God.

The Nigeria Coat of Arm was created and adopted in May 1960. It was adopted in 1978. The purpose is to drive the nation towards her vision, to be united, faithful, live in peace and grow, become wiser and stronger.
The Coat of Arms consists of images expressing different meanings:
Starting the topmost.

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The Red Eagle depicts the strength of the nation;

The White horses mean dignity;

The Black shield and colourful wreath over the shield stand for fertile soil of Nigeria;

White lines in the “Y” shape stand for two main rivers of Nigeria: Benue and Niger;

Yellow Trumpet or Costus Spectabilis is the national flower of Nigeria. The flower is placed on the ground where the shield is standing. It represents the beauty of the country and its nation;

“Unity and Faith, Peace and Progress” line beneath the shield is the Nigerian national motto.

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Costus spectabilis, commonly known as the yellow trumpet, is an African, gregarious species of herb; low and perennial.
Costus spectabilis is the floral emblem of Nigeria; its flowers are represented (erroneously in red instead of yellow color) on its coat of arms. Costus spectabilis flower is spectacular and found around the country. It symbolizes the beauty of the nation, its uniqueness, and prosperity.

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