The designer of the Nigerian National flag Pa. Michael Taiwo Akinkunmi OFR, was honoured in Abuja on Saturday for his contribution to Nigeria.
The elder statesman, who clocked 83 last May, has also been placed on a N500k monthly salary for life by the Nzenweofor Group at the just concluded maiden edition of the LACLIC GOLDEN HEROES AWARD which held at Sheraton Hotel in Abuja.
Speaking during the well-attended event, Chief Ndubuisi Nzenweofor, the CEO of the Nzenweofor Group, said;
“Just like we sing in the first stanza of our National Anthem that the labour of our heroes past shall never be in vain, this is one of the ways to ensure that the sacrifices they made for this country are not in vain.
“Pa. Akinkunmi is a perfect example of one of the heroes and this is one of the ways to honour them. We have so many of them around the country, dead and alive and we must honour them in their graves,” he said.
The Nzenweofor Group also paid two months salary upfront for Pa. Akinkunmi’s upkeep.