The Minister of Information and National Orientation, Alhaji Mohammed Idris has described the designer of the Nigerian national flag, Pa Taiwo Akinkunmi who died today , August 30 at the age of 84, as a national icon.
In a condolence message he personally issued, the minister said that he was saddened over the news of the demise of Pa Taiwo Akinkunmi, 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.”
The minister expressed confidence 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.”
Alhaji Idris expressed his heartfelt condolences to the immediate family of the deceased, praying that God will grant them the fortitude to bear the great loss.