As Nigeria celebrates its 58th Independence Day on October 1st, Twitter has created a special emoji which will be live until October 15th.
The emoji can be unlocked by using #NigerianIndependenceDay #NID18 #NigeriaAt58 or #HappyIndependenceNG.
The special emoji pictures the map of Nigeria, cast in the national colours of white and green, with a soaring red eagle, evoking the Nigerian coat-of-arms.
“Twitter is the place to follow politics, and where citizens can share views and interact with each other. #NigerianIndependenceDay is celebrated all over the world, and with this emoji, we want to help users celebrate this special day in Nigeria and and thus make a positive contribution to the conversation online. Nigerians are using Twitter more than ever to discuss their interests. This emoji makes those conversations all the more colourful,” says Sinéad McSweeney, Vice President for Public Policy and Communications.