The Flag of Nigeria

The flag of Nigeria consists of three vertical stripes of equal width. The two outer stripes are green, and the center stripe is white. The green represents Nigeria's lush vegetation and its agricultural industry, while the white stripe symbolizes peace and unity.

The Flag of Nigeria

History

The flag of Nigeria was officially adopted on October 1, 1960, the same day Nigeria gained independence from Britain. The flag was the result of a national competition held in 1959, designed by a student named Michael Taiwo Akinkunmi. His original design included a red sun with streaming rays placed at the top of the white stripe, symbolizing the country's bright future. However, the sun was removed to leave the three simple stripes in the final design. Since its adoption, the flag has become a potent symbol of Nigerian sovereignty, pride, and unity, and has remained unchanged.