RECESSION: Nigeria’s Flag at the Embassy in Washington goes low, refusing to fly


It was Michelle Obama during her crusade to elect Hillary Clinton that said “when they go low, we go high”  but the Nigerian Flag at the country’s embassy in Washington decided to ditch Michelle’s credo and dive to new lows in expressing its own anger at recent happenings in Nigeria.

The most visible symbol of our country flying above the U.S.  Capitol is tattered and its colours are faded.

Clearly, it’s been up there for years to have gotten so much sun it has become ragged, it’s terrible,” onlooker  Peter Gomez told our reporter in front of the embassy.

“It should be fixed now, you know?” said one Nigerian “Not later, not tomorrow, right now. It’s an official government building with our nation’s flag.

Nigerian residents say as the flag is now, it’s no longer a symbol of pride.

The embassy in Washington and the consulate in New York are currently cash strapped with staff and local workers owed months of wages. Background of the building also reveals fading wall paints.


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Godwin Okafor is a Financial Journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Naija247news Media Limited. He has over 16 years experience in financial journalism. His experience cuts across traditional and digital media. He started his journalism career at Business Day, Nigeria and founded Naija247news Media in 2010. Godwin holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. He is an alumni of Lagos Business School and a Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists). Over the years, he has won a number of journalism awards. Godwin is the chairman of Emmerich Resources Limited, the publisher of Naija247news.

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