The National Orientation Agency (NOA) observes the National Ordinance Day aimed at imparting in consciousness of Nigerians the correct features of Nigeria’s national symbols.
These symbols include the Nigeria flag, the National Anthem, the National Pledge, Coat of Arms, Nigerian Constitution, the Nigerian currency, the Nigerian International Passport and the Nigerian National Identity Card.
The day is set aside as a result of wide spread of misunderstanding and misrepresentation of our various National Symbols, gross disregard, disrespect, abuse and misuse of the symbols to create awareness and to demonstrate our love for country and nationalistic re-awaken spirit.
We believe our National core values as enumerated in section 2, sub-section 23 of the 1999 Constitution of Nigeria are expressed in our National symbols and should further find practical expression in the manifestation of those values by Nigerians through the inspiration they draw from our National symbols,
The Nigerian National Flag was established by the Flag and Coat of Arms Ordinance Act No. 48 of September 16, 1960. The green-white-green was raised for the first time on October 1, 1960. The flag brings to mind memories of sacrifice thereby inspiring unity, peace and patriotism.