“REST ON LEGEND” – The Designer of Nigeria’s National flag, Taiwo Akinkunmi is dead

Michael Taiwo Akinkunmi, the creative mind behind Nigeria’s national flag, has sadly passed away at the age of 87. His son, Akinkunmi Akinwumi Samuel, shared this news on Wednesday through a heartfelt post on Facebook.

Known as “Mr. Flag Man,” Taiwo Akinkunmi was a distinguished retired Nigerian civil servant whose legacy will forever be intertwined with the nation’s identity. His contribution to Nigeria’s cultural heritage is immeasurable.

Akinkunmi’s remarkable design for the Nigerian flag earned him recognition and a reward of 100 pounds from the government when it was chosen as the nation’s emblem. This iconic flag, with its bold green and white colors, represents Nigeria’s unity and its natural resources.

In addition to this honor, Taiwo Akinkunmi was bestowed with the prestigious MON (Member of the Order of the Niger) Award by President Goodluck Jonathan, a testament to his enduring impact on Nigeria’s history and culture.

As Nigeria mourns the passing of this great man, his legacy as the visionary creator of the national flag will forever be celebrated, reminding the nation of the enduring power of symbols in shaping identity and unity.