Jonathan Places National Flag Designer On Lifetime Salary
It was made known today, September 29, by the Special Assistant to the President on New Media, Reno Omokri,on his Twitter page. See the original message below.President Jonathan has just placed Pa Taiwo Akinkunmi, the designer of the Nigerian Flag, on the salary of a SpecialAssistant FOREVER!!!!— Reno Omokri (@renoomokri)September 29, 2014Vanguard recalls that the National Flag is an adaptation of the winning entry from Taiwo Akinkunmi, also called Mr Flag Man, in the contest dating back to 1959.READ ALSO: 2013-14 National Awards: 7 Must-Know RecipientsIn the original there was a red sun with the rays on the white stripe. The judgesremoved the pattern and the flag has not been changed since.At the time of the competition, Akinkunmi was a 23-year-old student ofNorwich Technical College in England. He read in the newspaper about the contest for the design of the National Flag and decided to try his luck.His variant became the winning one and was first used in the course of the celebration of the next year’s Independence Day, October 1.