By Egena Sunday Ode
President Muhammadu Buhari has saluted the designer of the Nigeria’s National Flag, Michael Taiwo Akinkunmi as he turns 85.
In a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, Buhari said Akinkunmi upholds the values that every citizens should emulate, including humility and selflessness.
“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 designer of the National Flag, whose creativity and patriotism remain remarkable.
“President Buhari affirms that Akinkunmi, who is an honorary Life Presidential Adviser, upholds the values that every citizen should emulate for nation building, which include humility, selflessness, integrity and a keen interest in seeking greater good for 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 nation he loves so much,” the statement read.