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General News of Wednesday, 30 August 2023


Tears, lamentation as Pa Taiwo Akinkunmi, designer of Nigerian flag, dies

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Pa Michael Taiwo Akinkunmi, the designer of the flag of Nigeria (OFR), has died.

According to a tweet by NTA, the octogenarian was said to have died in the early hours of Tuesday, August 29, at 84, after he suffered from a brief illness. One of his children reportedly announced the death of the Nigerian icon.

The statement reads: “Life is indeed transient; I can say boldly that you live a life with a landmark. Continue to rest, my father! Pa Michael Taiwo Akinkunmi (O.F.R.): Great Man has gone.”

The late Akinkunmi was a native of Abeokuta in Ogun State. He was born on May 10, 1936. He had lived his life in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

The octogenarian had primary education at the Baptist Day Secondary School, Ibadan. He attended the Ibadan Grammar School, Ibadan, for his Secondary education.

See the tweet below: