THE NIGERIAN COAT-OF ARMS
The Nigerian coat of arms features an eagle mounted
on a black shield, which is trisected by two silvery
wavy bands. Two white chargers support the shield,and at its base
is a wreath of coctus spectabilis flowers cast in the national
colors of white and green.
The black shield represents the fertile soil while
the silvery bands denote the Niger and Benue Rivers, which form
the main inland waterways in the country.
The coctus spectabilis is a colorful flower, which
grows wildly in Nigeria.
The eagle stands for strength and the chargers symbolize