Renowned designer of the Nigeria national Flag; Pa Michael Taiwo Akinkunmi (OFR) has today unveiled the world’s largest national flag in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital.
The flag, which covers an area of 3,275.6 square metres, a length of 75.3 meters and a width of 43.5 meters, has surpassed the former Guinness world record of the largest flag that belongs to the United Arab Emirate which covers an area of 2,448.6 square meters.
Pa Akinkunmi, 85, a retired civil servant, stated that the journey to creating Nigeria’s national flag started about sixty-three years ago when he was studying electrical engineering at Norwood Technical College in London.
He added that: “I have always dreamt about Nigeria being at the front of every good thing and I’m delighted to be part of this historical event.”
Present at the unveiling ceremony, the Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor, said: “Let us always remember that the flag is not a mere symbol of Nigeria, it is a symbol of a United Nigeria. Let us work together for unity and love in the country.”
The unveiling was attended by members of Pa. Taiwo Akinkunmi’s family, close friends, and singer; Timi Dakolo who entertained guests by singing the Nigeria National anthem and his “One Nigeria great nation” song.