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Nigerian National Symbols and What It’s Represent

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Nigerian National SymbolsThis article is meant to educate all Nigerian Citizens on the symbols of their country and what they represent.

Nigerian National Symbols

Nigerian National Symbols

About Nigeria

Nigerians or Nigerian individuals are natives of Nigeria or individuals with parentage from Nigeria. Nigeria is made out of various ethnic gatherings and societies and the term Nigerian alludes to a citizenship-based community nationality.

Nigerians get from more than 250 ethnic gatherings and dialects. In spite of the fact that there are numerous ethnic gatherings in Nigeria, financial variables result in noteworthy portability of Nigerians of different ethnic and religious foundations to live in regions in Nigeria that are outside their ethnic or religious foundation, bringing about the intermixing of the different ethnic and religious gatherings, particularly in Nigeria’s urban communities.

The English language is the most widely used language of Nigerians. Around 50 percent of Nigerians are Muslims and the other 50 percent are Christians.

Nigeria National Symbols

Nigeria national images are images of substance that venture the Nation to the world as a United National people group. National images expect to join individuals by making visual, verbal, or famous portrayals of the national individuals, qualities, objectives, or history.

National image is otherwise called an indication of acknowledgment which is utilized to demonstrate appearance of her identity to the entire world as a national network. There are focal points of having an image in a state as an element which are to join individuals together by indicating express portrayals of fellowship so as to go for a giving objective.

These arrangement of images are regularly mobilized around as a major aspect of festivities of energy or trying patriotism, (for example, freedom, independence or division developments) and are intended to speak to and incorporate every one of the general population of the national network.

List of Nigerian National Symbols

Here are the Nigerian National Symbols and what they speak to. They incorporate the Nigerian Flag and layer of Arm, the Nigerian National Anthem (complete form) and the Nigerian Pledge.

These arrangement of images are frequently revived around as a major aspect of festivities of enthusiasm or yearning patriotism, (for example, freedom, self-sufficiency or detachment developments) and are intended to speak to and incorporate every one of the general population of the national network.

The following is the rundown of the Nigeria national images and brief data about every one of them

Nigerian Flag

The Flag of Nigeria was structured in 1959 and was formally raised on October 1, 1960. The banner is an even bi-shade of green and white.

The two green stripes speak to Nigeria agrarian riches, while the white band speaks to harmony and solidarity. the banner was planned by Michael Taiwo Akinkunmi amid a National Flag Design Competition.

Nigeria Coat of Arms

The Nigeria coat of arms was adopted in May 1960, The coat of arms consist of a shield, two wavy bands, two horses, an eagle and some plants at the foot of the shield. Each image in the picture has a symbolic meaning; the black shield represents Nigeria’s fertile soil, while the two horses or chargers on each side represent dignity.

The eagle represents strength, while the green and white bands on the top of the shield represent the rich soil.

The motto of Nigeria “Unity and Faith” is shown on the Coat of Arms.

National Anthem and Pledge

The Nigerian National anthem was adopted in 1978.

It was replaced by the current version in 1960 British lady (Mrs Williams).   The lyrics are a combination of words and phrases taken from five of the best entries in a national contest.

The words were put to music by the Nigerian Police Band under the directorship of Benedict E. Odiase. The anthem uplifts the faith of Every Nigeria and reminds us of our goals.

National Anthem

Arise O’ Compatriots,
Nigeria’s call obey
To serve our fatherland
With love and strength and faith
The labours of our heroes past Shall never be in vain
To serve with heart and might
One nation bound in freedom,
peace and unity

Oh God of Creation, direct our noble cause,
Guide (thou) our leaders right,
Help our youth the truth to know
In love and honesty to grow
And living just and true
Great lofty heights attain
To build a nation where peace and justice shall reign

National Pledge

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

Currency – The Naira and Kobo

The Naira and Kobo was Introduced in 1973, the currency
currently used in Nigeria is the
Naira and Kobo. Prior to this, the
country used Pounds as the legal
tender. Naira has the sign ” ₦ ”
while the kobo is signed ”K” . The
Kobo In 1973 the kobo had five
denominations namely 1/2k, 1k

I am quite sure that this article have educated a lot of Nigerians especially the young youths of Nigeria. do well to share this article with your friends and other people around you. Thanks for Reading

CSN Team

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