The Nigerian flag was designed in 1959 and first hoisted officially in 1960. It is an adaptation of Michael Taiwo Akinkunmi’s winning entry into a competition. The original design featured a sun, which was removed. The two green stripes on this flag the forests and natural wealth of Nigeria; the white stripe stands for peace.
This flag is dyed on silky, lustrous rayon and is hemmed and mounted to a 10 in. black pole that includes a gold-painted spear. Base not included.