How often do you see the Kano State Logo? Do you even know what the two Camels used in the logo symbolize? Fret not, this article will tell you the meaning of every component used in the logo.
Historically, all of the Nigerian states had their own separate and special coats of arms, seals, and flags prior to 1978.
And the Kano state flag was designed in like manner with that of the Nigerian national flag. The only difference is the state coat of arms placed in the centre of the white stripe.
Just like other elite States, Kano State also modeled its logo using her society antecedent as inspiration and there by leaving the coat of arms with deep meaning.
The description of the Kano State logo
There are seven different features or components in the Kano State logo and each of these components meaning shall be explained.
- Two Camels
- Dalla Hill
- Green vegetation
- Black circular saws
Obviously, the Kano State coat of arms was modeled out of the Nigeria’s coat of arms. The eagle as used in the logo symbolizes strength and pride.
The Kano people are known to be warriors and they are always full of pride compare to any other Hausa land in the North.
2) The Camels
The Kano State logo is flanked by two Camels standing tall on a green vegetation.
This rear picture symbolizes the most used and respected animal in the past and present day Kano.
In the olden days Kano, they use Carmel for farming, they used them in war, they are used as a means of transportation, among others.
Also, there are two staff in between the two horses. This staff could symbolize power.
Going by the societal background of Kano State, one will come to the realization that the Hausa Kingdom of Kano was based on an ancient settlement called Dalla Hill.
This Dalla hill was depicted in form of a pyramid in the state coat of arms. According to research, the hill is a home for the diety that’s being worshipped in Kano before the Advent of Islam.
5) Green vegetation
Also, if you take a look at the Kano State symbol very well, you realize that the two Camels were standing on a vegetation.
The Kano vegetations have been said to be semi-arid savannah.
There is Sudan Savannah that is sandwiched by the Sahel Savannah and Guinea Savannah in the north and south respectively.
Hence, the savannah is said to be the zone that offers opportunity for highest human attainment.
It is very rich in floral and faunal resources, suitable for both livestock rearing and cereal farming.
All in all, the environment is optimally easy for movement of manufactured goods and natural resources.
6) Circular saw
More so, there are two black circular saws in the logo and they represent the commercial and industrial activity of the state.
And apparently, after Lagos, Kano State is the second largest industrial hun in Nigeria. The state is known for the production of footwear, textile, tanning, plastics, cosmetics, enamelware, furniture, etc.
At the bottom of the logo, there is the Kano State motto which read “work and progress.