The Federal Government of Nigeria has mourned the death of the designer of the Nigerian national flag, Pa Taiwo Akinkunmi.
He passed away at the age of 84, at his family home in Ibadan, after a brief illness.
“I am particularly saddened over the news of the demise of Pa Taiwo Akinkunmi, a national icon, whose contribution to national unity will remain indelible,” Minister of Information and National Orientation said in a statement on Wednesday.
He noted that the death of Pa Akinkunmi came at a time when Nigeria was reinventing itself for peace, development and enduring national reconciliation.
According to him, the country would miss the contributions of the deceased.
“I am confident that Pa Akinkunmi will continue to live in the minds of Nigerians for generations to come,” he added.
He noted that the National Flag, one of the country’s revered symbols, is an asset for which Pa Akinwunmi has etched his name in the annals of Nigerian history.
“I, therefore, wish to use this opportunity to express my heartfelt condolences to his immediate family, praying that God will grant them the fortitude to bear this great loss,” he noted.