Nigeria’s President Jonathan Honors Nigerian Flag Designer, Puts Him On Lifetime Salary

AFTER years of historic initiative, the creator of the Nigeria Green, White and Green national flag, Taiwo Akinkunmi, has been appointed a Special Assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan.

Akinkunmi, in his capacity as SA to President Jonathan has been placed on a lifetime salary in addition to his national honour of Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic.

The designer, Akinkunmi, was a twenty three-year-old student then. He was studying at Norwich Technical College in England when he saw an advertisement in a newspaper that entries were being accepted for the design of a new National flag.

In 1959 Akinkunmi’s design was chosen as the winner and was first officially used on October 1, 1960, Nigeria’s Independence day.[

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