The designer of the Nigerian Flag, Taiwo Akinkunmi, has created the world’s largest flag covering an area of 3,275 square meters, with a length of 75.3 meters and a width of 43.5 meters.
The flag has reportedly been unveiled in Ibadan on Thursday by the Chief of Defense Staff, General Lucky Irabor.
Before the flag was unveiled, the Guinness world record for the largest flag was held by the United Arab Emirate which covers an area of 2,448.6 square meters.
Speaking during the unveiling, General Irabor said the flag is a symbol of United Nigeria, noting that this should send a signal of unity to all the people of the country and therefore, urged the Nigerian people to work together for unity and love in the country.
Pa Akinkunmi, 85, who designed the flag of Nigerian in October 1959, when he was just 23, said during the flag unveiling that the journey to creating Nigeria’s national flag started when he was studying Electrical Engineering at Norwood Technical College in London.
He stressed that he has always dreamt about Nigeria being at the front of every good thing and he’s delighted to be part of the county’s historical event.
The unveiling was attended by members of officers of the Nigerian Army led by the Chief of Defense Staff, General Irabor; Pa. Taiwo Akinkunmi’s family; Nigerian music artiste, Timi Dakolo, among others.