The person who designed the Nigerian flag, Pa Taiwo Akinkunmi, has passed away. After a brief illness, he passed away in the early hours of Tuesday.
The news of his death was posted on Facebook by one of his children.
He wrote: “Life is indeed transient; I can say boldly that you lived a life with a landmark.
“Continue to rest, my father! Pa Michael Taiwo Akinkunmi (O.F.R.): A great man has gone.”
Akinkunmi is a native of Abeokuta in Ogun State. He was born on May 10, 1936, but lived in Ibadan.
He attended Baptist Day Secondary School, Ibadan, and Ibadan Grammar School, Ibadan, for his primary and secondary education, respectively.
The late Akinkunmi started his career as a civil servant at the Secretariat of Ibadan. He later travelled overseas to study Agricultural Engineering at Norway Technical College.