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Designer of Nigeria flag unveils world record flag in Ibadan

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 NIGERIA’S National Flag designer, Pa Taiwo Akinkunmi, has unveiled the world’s largest national flag in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

The flag covers an area of 3,275.6 square metres, a length of 75.3 meters and a width of 43.5 meters. It is more than the world’s largest flag held by the United Arab Emirates which covers an area of 2,448.6 square meters, according to Guinness world record.

The world’s largest flag was unveiled at the Polo ground in Ibadan, to signify the unity and peace in Nigeria.

 Speaking at the event on Thursday, Pa Akinkunmi, 85, said the journey to creating Nigeria’s national flag started about 63 years ago when he was studying electrical engineering at Norwood Technical College,  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.”

According to organisers of the event, the process to certify the feat has begun and should be concluded before the flag is hoisted later this year, in Ibadan.

Recall that Akinkunmi designed the Nigerian National Flag in October, 1959, and the flag was raised on the Independence Day of Nigeria on October 1, 1960, for the first time.

Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor, speaking at the event, 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.”

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