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Shehu Sani Reacts To Death Of Designer Of Nigerian Flag, Says ‘He Gave Us An Identity’

Shehu Sani, a former lawmaker who represents the Kaduna Central in the 8th Assembly has reacted to the passing of  Pa. Taiwo Akinkunmi, the designer of the Nigerian flag.

New Telegraph had on Wednesday reported that Pa Akinkunmi died at the age of 86 years in the early hours of Tuesday after a brief illness.

His demise was announced via the Facebook page of one of his children, Samuel Akinkunmi.

He wrote, “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.”

Although a native of Abeokuta in Ogun State, Akinkumi lived in Ibadan until his demise.


Reacting to Akinkunmi’s death via a post on X, Sani stated that the deceased did not only give Nigeria a flag but also an identity that has lasted for generations and remains unchallenged.

He subsequently prayed for the repose of his soul.

He wrote, “The death of the Designer of Nigeria’s flag, Pa Taiwo Akinkunmi is a great loss to the country. He not only gave us a flag but gave us an identity that has lasted for generations and remained unchanged and unchallenged. May his soul rest in peace. Ameen.”


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