Buhari hails designer of national flag Taiwo Akinkunmi at 85


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President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Michael Taiwo Akinwunmi, who designed the National Flag, on his 85th birthday.

Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina disclosed this in a Monday statement.

The statement read, “On behalf of all Nigerians and the government, President Muhammadu Buhari sends warm felicitations to Michael Taiwo Akinkunmi, OFR, on his 85th birthday, joining family members and friends to celebrate with designer of the National Flag, whose creativity and patriotism remain remarkable.

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“President Buhari affirms that Akinkunmi, who is an honorary Life Presidential Adviser, upholds the values that every citizen should emulate for nation building, which include humility, selflessness, integrity and a keen interest in seeking greater good for country and humanity.

“The President prays that God will grant the octogenarian and retired civil servant longer life, good health and strength to keep serving the nation he loves so much.”

Akinwunmi was born in Ibadan, in present-day Oyo State on May 10, 1936.

He designed the national flag in 1958 while studying electrical engineering at the Norwood Technical College in London, United Kingdom.

Former President Goodluck Jonathan designated him an honorary life presidential adviser on September 29, 2014.

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