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Taiwo Akinkunmi: 8 things you should know about Nigeria’s flag designer

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Taiwo Akinkunmi: 8 things you should know about Nigeria’s flag designer

Samuel Akinkunmi announced the passing of Pa Taiwo Akinkunmi, the flag designer for Nigeria, in a Facebook post on August 30, 2023.

Taiwo Akinkunmi: 8 things you should know about Nigeria’s flag designer
Taiwo Akinkunmi is the brain behind Nigeria flag

Samuel wrote in the post, “Life is indeed transient; I can say boldly you lived a life with a landmark. Continue to rest on, my father! Pa Michael Taiwo Akinkunmi (O.F.R) Great Man has gone.”

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However, the late Akinkunmi did not spend all of his life in the public eye, so here is some information you should know about Nigeria’s flag designer:

Things You Should Know About Taiwo Akinkunmi

1. Mr Taiwo Akinkunmi was born on May 10, 1936 in Ibadan, Oyo State.

2. He hailed from Owu in Abeokuta, Ogun State.

3. He attended Baptist Day Secondary School, Ibadan for his Primary education and Ibadan Grammar School for his Secondary education

4. He studied engineering at the Norwood Technical College, London.

5. He designed the Nigerian flag in 1958 and was awarded 100 pounds by the government when his design was selected.

6. He worked as a civil servant until 1994.

7. He unveiled the world’s largest national flag in Ibadan in 2021.

8. Akinkunmi was honoured with Officer of the Order of Federal Republic in 2014.