NATIONAL CONSCIOUSNESS AND IDENTITY.
National consciousness can be defined as the strong feeling of love, affection, loyalty and patriotism one has for his nation. It relates to the strong attachment a citizen has for his nation at all times.
National consciousness involves being devoted or committed to ones nation and advocating for its unity.
NATIONAL IDENTITY refers to the fundamental and unique characteristics which differentiate a nation from other nations. It means certain traits and symbols within a country which distinguish her from all other nations of the world. For example in Nigeria the symbols with which we are recognized as a nation are the national flag, national pledge, national identity card, national currency etc.
National symbols are symbols which distinguish a country from all other countries. The symbols make the nation peculiar. Our national symbols stand for the authority of Nigeria and always remind us that we belong to the nation Nigeria.
Among the Nigerian national symbols are: The Nigerian coat of arms, national anthem, national pledge etc.
THE NIGERIAN NATIONAL FLAG.
The current flag Green-white-Green was chosen in 1959. The flag was designed by a Nigerian student, Micheal Taiwo Akinkunmi, from Ibadan. It was unfolded for the first use on midnight of 30th September, 1960 shortly before Nigerias independence on 1st October 1960. The green color stands for Agriculture and abundant natural wealth of Nigeria while the white color symbolizes peace and unity which are important ingredients in the growth of the nation. Before independence, the official flag was that of British Union Jack.
The feeling of love and concern for ones country is called ————
———— distinguish a country from all other countries of the world.
The color of Nigerian National flag is ——–, ——– and ———.
———— designed Nigerian national flag.
Mention four Nigerian national symbols.