National Flag: No replacement for Akinkunmi’s design – FG
The Federal Government has stated that it has not yet been able to match the contributions made by the late Taiwo Akinkunmi to the nation.
The Nigerian flag's designer was Akinkunmi.
Prior to the nation's independence in 1960, he created the flag while studying abroad.
Akinkunmi, an Ogun State native, passed away a few days ago in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State.
A delegation from the Federal Government visited the deceased person's family in Ibadan on Monday under the direction of Muhammad Idris, Minister of Information and National Orientation.
Speaking on behalf of the Federal Government, Idris said that the efforts made by the deceased are greatly valued.
He said, “We are here to console the family on behalf of Mr. President. Pa Akinkunmi’s role cannot be forgotten. It is a symbol that we have yet to find a replacement for. He designed it when he was in his 20s, and he lived for more than 60 years after he designed it. Mr. President received the news of his death. We want to identify with the family and the people of Oyo State.
“We came to tell them that the Federal Government identifies with them and the people of Oyo State and to say that the Nigerian government will stand by them.”
Remi Akinkunmi, who spoke on behalf of the family, thanked the delegation and expressed gratitude for the visitation.
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