Today, we will be discussing the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja state logo, its meaning and description. But before then, let’s do a little background check on Abuja.
Historically, Abuja has been the capital of Nigeria since 1991. The name of the city does not only refers to the city itself but rather, also to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
That is to say, ABUJA is also regarded as the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Any serving Minister in FCT will be operating similarly to that of a city mayor.
Simply put, the FCT minister is the chief administrative officer of Abuja city and capital territory as a whole.
FCT Abuja State Logo Meaning and Description
Every state in Nigeria has it own special logos or coat of arms including Abuja. Hence, we will be taking the Abuja State Logo into consideration now.
Abuja, being a well planned city within the FCT and the capital of Nigeria, you must note that the Abuja city flag and the Abuja State Logo doubled as that of the Federal Capital Territory.
Without more delay, let’s take a look at the description of the Abuja State coat of arms and the meaning attached to its features.
- Green field;
- City logo;
- Map of Nigeria;
- Green circle;
- White hands; and
- The City Motto.
1) Green Field
In the Abuja State coat of arms, there is green field where the city logo is placed at the center.
The green field simply symbolizes the vast area of land that are rich and suitable for cultivation. In a more simpler sense, the green field represents Nigeria as a whole.
No wonder, more than one-third of the Nigerian state loves farming. Thanks to the rich and fertile lands of the country.
2) City Logo
Also contain in the FCT logo is the city logo which represent the Abuja city itself. After all, Abuja double as a city and as the Federal Capital Territory.
Hence, the city logo which is in the shape of the Federal Capital Territory map symbolizes Abuja city and Abuja FCT.
The logo can be best described as “gyronny of six.”
3) Map of Nigeria
Looking at the gyronny of six critically, there is a map modeled like that of Nigeria (National map) with 3 different colours.
When view clockwise from the left (upper) one we see colour yellow, light blue, yellow, purple, light blue, and purple, all fimbriated white.
4) Green circle
Superimposed on the FCT gyronny silhouette is a green circle. It represents the rich and fertile lands in Abuja.
5) White Hands
In side the green circle which represent the fertile lands in Abuja, there are still six white hands reaching toward the center. These hands represent Unity.
Below the Abuja State logo is the name of the city (ABUJA) as well as the motto reading “The Heart of Nigeria.”
The motto of the city definitely tells more about the logo. Abuja is located in FCT, and the FCT is in Abuja.
Being the city to many and where all the administrative work of the country is being carried out, Abuja still remains the heart of Nigeria.