The flag is divided vertically into three equal parts. The central part is white,
and the two outer parts are green. The green
part represents agriculture and the white part represents unity and peace.
Nigerian Coat of Arms
The black shield represents the good earth of Nigeria. The wavy bands
"Y") of silver on the shield represent the River Niger and
River Benue. The point of their
intersection is called confluence.
The supporters (two white horses -
"Chargers" ) represent dignity. The
ground on which the
Chargers stand is Cactus Spectabilis. This is a common wild flower throughout Nigeria.
The wreath is in Nigeria's national colors (green and white), and the
eagle stands for strength.
The inscription, "Unity and
Faith, Peace and Progress" is the Nigerian motto.