Saturday, 3 February 2018

What Does The Symbol Of Nigeria Coat Of Arms Mean?


Every country has its coat of arms that is used to signify its sovereignty and authority and the Federal Republic Of Nigeria is not an exception.

The Nigerian coat-of-arms is the country’s symbol of national unity, power,and authority.

The Nigerian Coat Of Arms 

Q1.What Are The Facts About The Nigerian coat of Arms?


  • A.It was created in line with the National Flag and Coat of Arms Ordinance number 48 of 1960.
It was adopted officially in 1975. Before then of Nigeria's political units had its own coat-of-arms.

Q2.What Are The Parts Of Nigerian Coat Of Arms?

  • A black shield
  • Two white wavy bands on the shield, which form the letter “Y”
  • Two horses on either side of the shield
  • Some flowers at the base (Coctus spectabilis)
  • An eagle standing on the shield
  • The nation’s motto on the band around the base of the shield


Q3.What does each symbol on the Nigerian Coat Of Arms represent?
  • The black shield represents the fertile soil of Nigeria.
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  • The white wavy bands that form a letter “Y” represent the country’s main inland waterways, the rivers Niger and Benue which form a confluence at Lokoja.
  • The two horses at either side of the shield represent the dignity strength and pride of Nigeria.
  • Some flowers at the base,Coctus spectabilis a form of flower that is found predominantly in almost all parts of the country.
  • An eagle standing on the shield.The eagle represents the pride of Nigeria while the green and white wreath on which the eagle stands represents Nigeria's rich agricultural potential.
  • The nation’s motto on the band around the base of the shieldThe national motto, “Unity and Faith, Peace and Progress”, is written on the band around the base.This motto was adopted in 197



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