FG mourns national flag designer Taiwo Akinkunmi

The Federal Government has expressed deep sorrow over the passing of Pa Taiwo Akinkunmi, the designer of the nation’s flag.

The 84-year-old breathed his last at his family residence in Ibadan after a brief battle with illness.

In a statement, Minister of Information and National Orientation Mohammed Idris said Pa Akinkunmi’s memory will remain evergreen in the hearts of Nigerians.

He said, “I am particularly saddened over the news of the demise of Pa Taiwo Akinkunmi, a national icon, whose contribution to national unity will remain indelible.

“The death of Pa Akinkunmi came at the time Nigeria was reinventing itself for peace, development and enduring national reconciliation; the country would miss the contributions of the deceased especially at this time that the Federal Government under President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is banking on the Renewed Hope Agenda to build on the national fervour that characterized Nigeria’s journey to independence.

“I am confident that Pa Akinkunmi will continue to live in the minds of Nigerians for generations to come.

“The National Flag, one of our revered national symbols is an asset for which Pa Akinwunmi has etched his name in the annals of Nigerian history.”

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