The designer of the Nigerian Flag, Pa Taiwo Akinkunmi, has passed on at the age of 87.
The death of Akinkunmi who was awarded 100 pounds by the government when his design was selected as the Nigerian flag, was announced on Wednesday by his son, Akinkunmi Akinwumi Samuel, via his Facebook page.
He wrote, “Life is indeed transient; I can say boldly you live a life with a landmark. Continue to rest on, my father! Pa Michael Taiwo Akinkunmi (O.F.R) Great Man has gone.”
During the tenure of the former President, Goodluck Jonathan, he was honoured with the MON (Member of the Order of the Niger).