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Tinubu mourns country’s National Flag designer, Taiwo Akinkunmi

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Written by Jewel FM Gombe

President Bola Tinubu has conveyed his deepest sympathies to the family of Pa Taiwo Akinkunmi, who designed Nigeria’s national flag in 1958 .


Pa Akinkunmi passed away at the age of 87.


In a statement on Wednesday by his media aide, Ajuri Ngelale, the President condoled 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”. He left a generational legacy, President Tinubu said.


He affirmed that the Green and White flag was 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.


The statement also reiterated President Tinubu’s belief that Pa Akinkunmi “lived and worked for the greatness of the country”, and “rests eternally with a place of honour in Nigeria’s history”.


Late Taiwo Akinkunmi was a Nigerian civil servant who is best-known for designing the Nigerian Green-White-Green Flag.

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