Nigerian Flag Designer Taiwo Akinkunmi Is Dead

The designer of the green-white-green Nigerian national flag, Taiwo Akinkunmi, is dead.


Akinkunmi, who designed the national flag in 1958, died aged 87.


In a statement on Wednesday, President Bola Tinubu expressed his deepest sympathy to the Akinkunmi family.


The President said Akinkunmi “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,” Tinubu said in a statement by his spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale.


“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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