President Bola Tinubu has conveyed 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.
According to a statement issued on Wednesday by his Media Adviser, Ajuri Ngelale, the President condoled with friends, and associates of the retired civil servant.
He described the late Pa Akinkunmi as a man 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 affirmed 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.
He believed that Pa Akinkunmi lived and worked for the greatness of the country, and rested eternally with a place of honor in Nigeria’s history.
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