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Encyclopedia > Seal of the President of Nigeria

The Seal of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is the official symbol of the Nigerian President. It was first used in 1979 by President Shehu Shagari in the 2nd Republic, and jettisoned by the successive military regimes from 1983 - 1999. The presidential seal returned to usage in the wake of the 4th Republic in 1999, and it has remained in use till date. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (630x616, 71 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... The President of Nigeria is both head of government and head of state of Nigeria. ... Alhaji Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari, Turakin Sakkwato (born May 25, 1925) was the President of Nigerias ill-fated Second Republic (1979 - 1983), after the handover of power by General Olusegun Obasanjos caretaker government. ...


Description

The Seal of the President of Nigeria is based on the Nigerian Coat of Arms. The Coat of Arms of Nigeria has a black shield with two white stripes that come together, like the letter Y. These represent the two main rivers flowing through Nigeria: the Benue River and the Niger River. The black shield represents Nigeria's good earth while the two horses on each side represent dignity. The eagle represents strength, while the green and white bands on the top of the shield represent the rich agricultural land of the country. The yellow flower in the grass is the crocus, Nigeria's national flower. The yellow ribbon below has the motto of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, "UNITY AND FAITH, PEACE AND PROGRESS". The words "SEAL OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA" surround the seal in between two concentric green circles. The President of Nigeria is both head of government and head of state of Nigeria. ... The Coat of Arms of Nigeria has a black shield with two white stipes that come together, like the letter Y. These represent the two main rivers flowing through Nigeria: the Benue River and the Niger River. ... Look up Y, y in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The Benue River or Bénoué River is the major tributary of the Niger River. ... Map of Niger River with Niger River basin in green. ... Species See text. ...


Modern Usage

 President Obasanjo gives a speech using the presidential lectern
President Obasanjo gives a speech using the presidential lectern
Nigerian Presidential Seal on the tail of the Presidential Jet
Nigerian Presidential Seal on the tail of the Presidential Jet

The seal is most often seen: Olusegun Mathew Okikiola Aremu Obasanjo (born March 5, 1937) has been the President of Nigeria since 1999. ...

  • on official documents from the presidency.
  • on the green lectern at presidential press conferences.
  • on the sides of presidential transport vehicles (Presidential Air Fleet).
  • on the circular rug in the Federal Executive Council chambers in the presidential villa Aso Villa.

References

  • National Symbols of Nigeria
  • Nigeria: President's New Helicopter May Be Rekitted

 
 

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