As we countdown the days to the country celebrating her 56th Independence, we wanted to be sure of how well you know your country by challenging with some historical facts!
Did you know the National flag once had a blaring red sun in between the Green colours and on the white?! I bet you didn’t!
The national flag is an adaptation of the winning entry from Taiwo Akinkunmi in a competition held in 1959. The original submission had a red radiating sun badge in the center triptych of one white horizontal with a green horizontal on each side. After the badge was removed by the judges, the flag has remained unchanged.
See after and before photo of Taiwo Akinkunmi below: