The Flag Foundation of Nigeria
The Flag Foundation of Nigeria
The Flag Foundation of Nigeria

Our National Flag (our symbol of unity)...


The National Flag represents the living country and is considered to be a living thing emblematic of the respect and pride we have for our nation. Our flag is a precious possession. Display it proudly.

There are certain fundamental rules of Heraldry which, if understood, generally indicate the proper method of displaying the flag. The right arm, which is the sword arm and the point of danger, is the place of honour. Hence, the union of the flag is the place of honour or the honour point.

The National Emblem is a symbol of our great country, our heritage and our place in the world. We owe reverence and respect to our flag.

It represents the highest ideals of individual liberty, justice and equal opportunity for all.

The flag of Nigeria, when it is displayed with another flag against a wall from crossed staffs, should be on the right, the flag’s own right, and its staff should be in front of the staff of the other flag.

The flag of Nigeria should be at the centre and at the highest point of the group when a number of flags of States or localities or pennants of societies are grouped and displayed from staffs.

When flags of States, cities, or localities, or pennants of societies are flown on the same halyard with the flag of Nigeria, the latter should always be at the peak. When the flags are flown from adjacent staffs, the flag of Nigeria should be hoisted first and lowered last. No such flag or pennant may be placed above the flag of Nigeria or to Nigerian flag’s right.

When flags of two or more nations are displayed, they are to be flown from separate staffs of the same height. The flag should be of approximately equal size. International usage forbids the display of the flag of one nation above that of another nation in time of peace.

When the flag of Nigeria is displayed from a staff projecting horizontally or at an angle from the window, sill, balcony, or front of a building, the union of the flag should be placed at the peak of the staff unless the flag is at half-staff. When the flag is suspended over a sidewalk from a rope extending from a house to a pole at the edge of the sidewalk, the flag should be hoisted out, union first, from the building.