THE COAT OF ARMS
Nigeria’s Coat off Arms is her national emblem consisting of symbols which show the unity of the country. It stands for authority and power.
Meaning of the Coat of Arms
The Black shield represents the good soil of Nigeria, the Eagle represents the strength of Nigeria and the Horses represent the dignity and pride of Nigeria. The mark on the shield which looks like letter ‘Y’ represents the Rivers Niger and Benue which flow through parts of Nigeria. The Flowers stand for the beauty of Nigeria. They are of the species Coctus Spectailis and are found in most parts of Nigeria. Nigeria’s motto is Unity and Faith, Peace and Progress and is written on the Coat of Arms.
THE NATIONAL ANTHEM
Arise, O compatriots, Nigeria’s call obey
To serve our fatherland
With love and strength and faith
The labour of our heroes past
Shall never be in vain
To serve with heart and might
One nation bound in freedom,
peace and unity.
O 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 live in just and truth
Great lofty heights attain
To build a nation where peace and
justice shall reign
THE NATIONAL FLAG
The Nigerian National Flag is colour green, white and green.
The green colour represents agriculture while the white colour represents peace.
THE NATIONAL PLEDGE
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