President Buhari confers awards on 44 Nigerians

By Timothy Choji, Abuja 

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President Muhammadu Buhari is currently attending an event to confer awards on former President Goodluck Jonathan and 43 other prominent Nigerians under the Nigeria Excellence Award in Public Service (NEAPS).


The event is taking place at the Conference Center of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.


16 state Governors including Nyesom Wike of Rivers will be honoured at the event.


Other recipients include Senate President, Ahmad Lawan; Speaker House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila and Service Chiefs.


NEAPS was set up to recognize distinguished public service to Nigeria, either contributions to individuals, state or local community, or the public through excellence in leadership, service, or humanitarianism.


To be eligible, the recipient must be a living Public Official or a private a citizen excelling consistently in a given sphere of influence, in good character standing and must also be at the forefront of service and innovation.


The individual must show an act of public service beyond the acts of their given mandate in endowing their society positively.

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