Tinubu condoles with family over death of Pa Taiwo Akinwunmi

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Abuja, Aug. 30, 2023- President Bola Tinubu has expressed grief over the death of Pa Taiwo Akinkunmi, the designer of the Nigerian flag, who died at the age of 87.  

Ajuri Ngelale, the Presidential Spokesman, said in a statement on Wednesday that Tinubu condoled with the family over the demise of their patriarch.

Tinubu described late Akinkumi as someone who dedicated his life to the service of the nation, sharing knowledge and experience with old and young, and inspiring many to think and act patriotically.

“The President affirms that the Green and White flag is a legacy that has consistently reflected the fruitfulness, resilience, and harmony enjoyed by the nation, and the boldness and uniqueness with which Nigerians characteristically reach for and achieve success around the world.

“President Tinubu believes Pa Akinkunmi lived and worked for the greatness of the country, and rests eternally with a place of honour in Nigeria’s history,” Tinubu said. (GBN)

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