Nigerian Coat of Arm

This post is a response to a question I got about the Nigerian Coat of Arm.

Here are the things you should know about the Nigerian coat of Arm.

You never know when that guy at Pulse TV will try to fall your hand.

So lets begin.

nigerian coat of arm

Nigerian Coat of Arm

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BTW, the image above is the Nigerian Coat of Arm.

This post about that image. I’m sure you’ve seen it before.

On currencies – Nigerian currency.

Official documents or something else.

What is the Coat of Arms

A coat of arms is a unique heraldic design on an escutcheon (i.e. shield), surcoat, or tabard. The coat of arms on an escutcheon forms the central element of the full heraldic achievement which consists of shield, supporters, crest, and motto. | source

The Nigerian Coat of Arm

Nigerian coat-of-arms was adopted officially in 1975.

Before 1975, each of the country’s constituent political units had its own coat-of-arms.

It a symbol of national unity, state power and authority. See Nigeria Zip Codes here

7 Features of Nigerian Coat of Arm

  1. A black shield
  2. Two white wavy bands on the shield, which form the letter “Y”
  3. Two horses on either side of the shield
  4. Some flowers at the base
  5. An eagle standing on the shield
  6. The wreath (with green and white bands) upon which the eagles stands
  7. The nation’s motto on the band around the base of the shield

The Black Shield  Nigeria’s fertile soil.

The Two Horses  on the side of the shield represents Dignity.

The Green and White Band is on top of the shield and it represents the rich soil of Nigeria

The Eagle at the top of the shield, standing on the Green and White band represent strength.

The Red Flowers at the base is the coctus spectabilis. This is the Nigerian national flower .The flower in the national Coat of Arms to stand for the beauty of the nation as it is found all over Nigeria.

The White Letter ”Y” represents River Niger and River Benue.

The Band Around The Base carries the Nigerian National Motto since 1978  ”Unity and Faith, Peace and Progress”.  The motto was formerly ”Peace , Unity and Freedom”.

Download The Nigerian Coat of Arm

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One Response

  1. Amara Amara December 10, 2016

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