Nigeria: President Buhari confers national honour on Anyaoku, S’Court justices, 334 others

The outgoing President, Muhammadu Buhari, on Sunday, conferred national honour on a former Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Emeka Anyaoku, and 338 others distinguished Nigerians.

Anyaoku was conferred with the Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger.

Also, former governors of Osun and Ogun states, Bisi Akande and Olusegun Osoba, respectively; Mamman Daura and Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, among others received Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic.

Other awardees include Justice Chima Nweze; Justice Amina Augie; Justice Uwani Aji; Maj. Gen. Samuel Adebayo.

This was disclosed in a document signed by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Ibiene Roberts.

The Commander of the Order of Niger award was conferred on 75 persons, including ministers who served under Buhari.

Recipients of CON award also included wife of the President-elect, Senator Oluremi Tinubu; outgoing Kano governor, Abdullahi Ganduje; ex-Osun State governor, Adegboyega Oyetola; Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State; Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State; Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa; and Babafemi Ojudu, among others.

The award of the Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic was conferred on 78 Nigerians, including the late Nda Isaiah (posthumous)l Amaju Pinnick; AVM Abubakar Abdullah; Wale Edun and Maj. Gen. C. G. Musa.

David Adeleke (Davido); Kunle Afolayan; Garba Shehu; Laolu Akande; Prof Akin Abayomi; Austin Jay Jay Okocha, Dele Alake; Bayo Onanuga, among others, were awarded the Officer of the Order Niger. A total of 85 Nigerians were honoured in this category.

Victor Osimhen; Dr. Wole Aboderin; Bayo Omoboriowo; Adebisi Adebutu; Tolani Alli and Ayodeji Makun (AY); Dr. Aliyu Ibrahim and 45 others got Member of the Order of the Federal Republic honour.

Tolu Ogunlesi; Apostle David Babalola and 20 others received Member of the Order of the Niger while the trio of Jumoke Awodigede; Alade Pamela and Mohammed Abiodun were honoured with Federal Republic Medal I.