President Buhari Confers National Honours on Prominent Nigerians
Aisha John-Mark, Abuja
Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has bestowed national honours on several individuals in recognition of their significant contributions to the country.
They were honoured for their outstanding service.
Notable figures include Emeka Anyaoku, a former Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, who was among those honoured with the prestigious Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON).
Former Osun State Governor Bisi Akande, former Ogun State Governor Olusegun Osoba, Mamman Daura, and Central Bank Governor (CBN) Godwin Emefiele were among those awarded the Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic (CFR).
Oba Adekunle Oyelude Makama, Tegbosun III, the Olowu of Kuta, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) were also awarded the Commander of the Order of Niger (CON) and also on the Minister of State Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo.
Sunday, May 28, 2023
PRESS STATEMENT ON THE CONFERMENT OF THE NATIONAL HONOUR OF COMMANDER OF THE ORDER OF THE NIGER (CON) ON MY HUMBLE SELF
I was very delighted to wake up this morning to the news of the conferment on my humble self of one of the highest National Honours of… pic.twitter.com/6ZFP6OpxBE
— Festus Keyamo, SAN (@fkeyamo) May 28, 2023
I have just received a good news that President Muhammadu Buhari, GCON has appreciated our achievements through the conferment of one of the highest national honours, that is Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON) on my humbleself. Many thanks, President of the FRN! Many… pic.twitter.com/3uePYrTlu5
— Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim (@ProfIsaPantami) May 28, 2023
Others include Herbert Wigwe, group chief executive officer, Access Holdings; the late Mohammed Barkindo, former Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Secretary-General; and Chima Nweze, a Supreme Court judge.
Terry Waya, a Nigerian businessman; Wale Edun, an economist and member of the Presidential Transition Committee (PTC), Awele Elumelu, co-founder of Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) and chairperson of Avon Medical Practice Limited, were among those listed for the award of the Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic (OFR).
They believe that President Buhari, a former army general turned democrat, will be remembered for bestowing this prestigious honour.
Nigerian singer, David Adeleke also known as Davido was honoured with the Order of the Niger.
Here is the full list