The Nigerian Federal Government has expressed shock over the death of the designer of the Nigeria national flag, Pa. Taiwo Akinkunmi who passes away at the age of 87 after a brief illness at his home in Ibadan.
This was expressed in a statement by Alhaji Mohammed Idris, the Minister of Information and National Orientation on Wednesday in Abuja.
Idris condoled with friends and associates of the legend, 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 minister believed Pa Akinkunmi lived and worked for the greatness of the country, with a generational legacy and a place of honour in Nigeria.
He further affirmed that the Green and White flag is a legacy that has consistently reflected the fruitfulness, resilience, and harmony enjoyed by the nation.
“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”, Idris said.