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 Per Second News 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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