The designer of the Nigerian national flag, Mr. Taiwo Akinkunmi has been hired as an aide to President Goodluck Jonathan and has also been placed on a lifetime salary
President Goodluck Jonathan has honoured the designer of the Nigerian flag, Mr. Taiwo Akinkunmi.
Akinkunmi was today, September 29, 2014, employed as a Special Assistant to the President and placed on a lifetime salary.
President Jonathan reportedly directed the Secretary to the Government of the Federation to ensure that “Akinkunmi is placed on the salary of a Special Assistant to the President forever”.
The honour was announced as Jonathan was delivering his speech during the conferment of National Awards on 313 individuals in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
Akinkunmi designed the flag in 1958, 2 years before Nigeria gained independence and the colours, white and green, symbolize peace and agriculture respectively.