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.[