Brand Identity/Bayelsa Symbols
- Bayelsa Symbols
The Bayelsa State Flag
The Bayelsa State Coat of Arm
INTERPRETATIONS OF THE BAYELSA STATE SYMBOLS
a) The Flag
- The flag has four colours (white, blue, red and green) and three stars.
- The white colour represents purity, honour and truthfulness of the people, and their quest for justice.
- The blue colour represents the abundance of waters and their inherent resources.
- The red colour represents the memory and sacrifices of our heroes
- The green colour represents rich vegetation
- Stars: represent the hopes and aspirations of our people
b) THE COAT OF ARMS
- Shark: the aquatic mastery and strength of the people
- Crocodile: the rugged and the amphibious nature of the Ijaw people.
- Leopard: denotes strength, agility, resilience and intellect of the people
- Palm tree: signifies the agricultural agricultural endowment of the state.
- Oil rig: signifies the first oil well discovered in Nigeria which is located in the State which has abundance of oil and gas resources.
- Fishing Activities: the traditional occupation of the Ijaw people.
- Canoe: denotes the craftsmanship of the people
- Green Vegetation: denotes the greenery of Bayelsa state with mangroves criss-crossed by rivers, rivulets, streams, creeks, lakes and lagoons.
MOTTO: TRUTH, JUSTICE AND SERVICE
- Truth: connotes Ijaw
- Justice: connotes the need to ensure justice for everyone – without fear, affection or favour.
- Service: connotes the willing of the people to always want to render service to mankind