National flag designer at 85: Buhari Salutes

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As the designer of the Nigerian national flag, Pa Michael Taiwo Akinkunmi (OFR) turns 85, president Muhammadu Buhari has saluted the patriot saying he is remarkable.

In a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, the President noted that Pa Akinkunmi has exhibited and upheld such values that all citizens should emulate, including selflessness and humility.

“On behalf of all Nigerians and the government, President Muhammadu Buhari sends warm felicitations to Michael Taiwo Akinkunmi (OFR), on his 85th birthday, joining family members and friends to celebrate with the designer of the National Flag, whose creativity and patriotism remain remarkable.

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“President Buhari affirms that Akinkunmi, who is an honorary Life Presidential Adviser, upholds the values that every citizen should emulate for nation-building, which includes humility, selflessness, integrity and a keen interest in seeking the greater good for the country and humanity.

“The President prays that God will grant the octogenarian and retired civil servant longer life, good health and strength to keep serving the country he loves so much,” the statement said.

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