A 23-year-old Michael Taiwo Akinkunmi had thrown his hat in the ring as he offered to design the nation’s flag. His design entry in 1959 became what is known today as the Nigerian flag.
62 years down the lane, the man is not living the best of life many would have thought, owing to the fact that he contributed to one of Nigeria’s symbol and by extension, a means of identification.
In emerging images shared on Instagram by @Kingtundeednut, Taiwo’s abode reeks of one that is lacking basic care.
The building exterior looked unkempt with its faded colours, while the other image – the restroom – which was shared was in a pitiable state.
Nigerians expressed sadness at the recent discovery with many calling out the government over their negligence of one they described as a national treasure.
“He’s meant to be one of the richest and talked about person!! Shame 9ja!! Shame!!!!”
“If he was in America, it’d be getting paid for life n possibly be on the stamp smh.”
“You see that part in the Bible that says. “Leave your country, your people and your father’s household and go to the land I will show you” na me God dey follow talk for there. God your son is ready na money remain.”