- The designer of the Nigerian national flag, Taiwo Akinkunmi, has died at the age of 84
- His death was announced by one of his sons, who revealed that the octogenarian died in the early hours of Tuesday in Ibadan
- The deceased's son extolled the good life that the octogenarian had lived and wished him peace beyond
According to a tweet by NTA, the octogenarian reportedly died in the early hours of Tuesday, August 29, at 84, after he suffered from a brief illness.
Taiwo Akinkunmi's son speaks on his demise
One of his children reportedly announced the death of the Nigerian icon.
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The statement reads:
“Life is indeed transient; I can say boldly that you live a life with a landmark. Continue to rest, my father! Pa Michael Taiwo Akinkunmi (O.F.R.): Great Man has gone.”
Who is Taiwo Akinkunmi? Academic, achievement
Akinkunmi started his career at the secretariat of Ibadan as a civil servant before travelling abroad to study at the Norway Technical College, where he obtained a BSc in Agricultural Engineering.
While in school overseas, Akinkunmi saw an advertorial in a national daily in 1958, where submissions for the Nigerian national flag were called for as the country was about to get independence from the British government.
His entry was considered the best of the about 2,000 entries that was received for the submission in that year.
See the tweet here:
Death: Sokoto APC Chairman loses son in ghastly accident just after graduation
Legit.ng earlier reported that Anas Isa Sadiq Acida, the son of the APC chairman in Sokoto State, Isa Sadiq Acida, died in a ghastly motor accident in Sokoto State on Saturday morning.
Anas died alongside his friend, Umar Muhammed, who was a 22-year-old 300-level public health student at the Lead City University Ibadan.
The deceased was reported to be returning from the university after the successful completion of his undergraduate programme at the university.