The Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, has said that the most important symbols of the nation’s collective existence were designed by Pa Taiwo Akinkunmi and described him as an iconic individual.

Speaking in a condolence visit to the family of Pa Akinkunmi, at his Elebu, Ibadan, residence, on Monday, September 4, 2023, the minister said the visit was at the behest of President Bola Tinubu.

Noting that the federal government shares the family and Oyo state’s pain over the death of an icon such as the late Akinkunmi, admonishing his long-lasting legacy of unity and oneness.

Mr. President has asked that we come to commiserate with the family and the state and also to tell them that he shares with them in this grief, along with the Federal Government, throughout this period

He assured that the requests of the family at this time would be looked into.

Earlier, the minister had paid a courtesy visit to the governor of Oyo State, represented by the Deputy Governor, Bayo Lawal in Agodi Ibadan.

During the visit, Makinde highlights the need to have a united country as wished by Akinkunmi noting that the national anthem has been changed twice, but the national flag remained due to the depth of message and meaning it preaches.

He must have had in mind a united country that would always be one

We must appreciate Akinkunmi for his rich knowledge and deep insight in that he saw agriculture as a key item that will always be relevant, especially now in the face of dwindling oil prices globally. Again, the white color on the flag symbolizes the peace and unity of the nation. The unity and togetherness of the nation remain key to us all

In appreciation, the governor expressed Oyo State’s determination to ensure the country’s unity at all times.


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