Civic Education for JSS1
NATIONAL CONSCIOUSNESS AND IDENTITY
National consciousness is a strong love and feeling for one’s country. This love makes one sacrifice, protect, promote, defend and even die for the ideals and aspirations of the nation. National identity refers to the citizenship status of a person.
SYMBOLS OF NATIONAL IDENTITY AND UNITY: National symbols are symbols that promote national consciousness and unity. They are identity tags, emblems, signs or things which are peculiar to a country and by which a country can be clearly identified from others. These symbols stand for the authority of the country and they remind the citizens that they all belong to the same country. The Nigerian national symbols include the national flag, national anthem, coat of arms, national pledge, passport, currency and the national identity card.