Nigeria Unveil World’s Largest Flag, Breaks World Record

Nigeria has presented the World’s Largest Flag, which will be flown for the first time. On Thursday, a private celebration was held at the Polo Ground in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State.
With a length of 75.3 meters and a width of 43.5 meters, the flag spans an area of 3,275.6 square meters.

Prior to the display, the United Arab Emirate held the Guinness World Record for the largest flag flying, which measured 2,448.6 square meters.

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The certification procedure has begun, and it should be completed before the flag is flown in Ibadan later this year.

Members of Pa. Taiwo Akinkunmi’s family, close friends, Timi Dakolo, and media representatives attended the unveiling.

Pa. Taiwo Akinkunmi’s family, close friends, Timi Dakolo, and media representatives were in attendance for the unveiling.

The Octogenarian also gave special recognition to the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Lucky Irabor, for sur­prising and honouring him.

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Irabor, who made a sur­prise visit 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.”

Pa Akinkunmi said “I have always dreamt about Nigeria being at the forefront of every good thing.”

On May 10, 1936, Pa Akinkunmi was born. When he was studying Electrical Engineering at Norwood Technical College in London about 63 years ago, he began the process of designing Nigeria’s national flag.

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He saw an advertisement in the newspaper inviting people to participate in a competition to design the Nigerian flag. In October of the following year, he received a letter inviting him to the London Office of the Commission­er for Nigeria in the United Kingdom, where he was informed that his green and white design had been chosen.


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