Flag of Nigeria


    Nigeria Flag fast facts
    Designer: Michael Taiwo Akinkunmi
    Adopted: October 1, 1960
    Proportion (width:length): 1:2






    Nigeria Flag - Information
    The national flag of Nigeria has three equal vertical bands - white in the middle and two green bands on either side of the white band.




    Nigeria Flag - colors meaning/symbolism
    Green symbolizes the forests and abundant natural wealth of Nigeria
    White represents peace and unity
    Nigeria flag history and facts
    Michael Taiwo Akinkunmi, a 23-year-old student in London, designed the national flag of Nigeria. His winning entry in a competition held in 1959 to design the national flag of Nigeria had a red sun with streaming rays placed in the white stripe and two green stripes on either side of the white stripe. The sun was removed by the judges and the flag was chosen as the national flag. It was first officially raised on October 1, 1960, Nigeria's Independence day
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