Wednesday 30 August 2023

Akinkunmi, designer of the Nigeria national flag dies at 87... President Tinubu mourns

President Bola Tinubu has mourned the death of the man who designed Nigeria’s national flag, Pa Taiwo Akinkunmi, whose death was announced on Wednesday, August 30.

In a statement issued by his special adviser on media and publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, the president noted that the flag designed by the late Pa Akinkunmi has survived as a legacy reflecting Nigeria’s best qualities, including fruitfulness and resilience.

The statement read: “President Bola Tinubu conveys his deepest sympathy to the family of Pa Taiwo Akinkunmi, OFR, who designed the national flag in 1958 and left a generational legacy, following his passing into glory at the age of 87.

“President Tinubu condoles with friends, and associates of the retired civil servant, who dedicated his life to the service of the nation, sharing knowledge and experience with old and young, and inspiring many to think and act patriotically.

“The President affirms that the Green and White flag is a legacy that has consistently reflected the fruitfulness, resilience, and harmony enjoyed by the nation, and the boldness and uniqueness with which Nigerians characteristically reach for and achieve success around the world.

“President Tinubu believes Pa Akinkunmi lived and worked for the greatness of the country, and rests eternally with a place of honour in Nigeria’s history.”

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