PRESIDENT TO CONFER POSTHUMOUS NATIONAL HONOURS ON ABBA KYARI AS WELL AS HONOUR OKONJO IWEALA , SENATE PRESIDENT AND FEMI ADESINA PRESIDENTIAL SPOKESMAN, AND OTHERS.
By Charles Edet
List of Nigerians to be honored with this years National Honours has emerged from the Presidency.
Amongst those to be honored is the President Buhari’s late Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari among the 437 nominees for the 2022 National Honours Award.
Femi Adesina, the presidential spokesperson, is also listed amongst the recipients of the honour and the Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.
Details of the event reveal that the investiture is scheduled to hold on the 11th of October, 2022 at the State House in Abuja.
On the list made available to the press and viewed by National Detective Magazine, out of the 437 nominees, five persons were listed for Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON), 54 for Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic (CFR) and 67 for the Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON)
While 64 Nigerians are to be honored as Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic (OFR), 101 for Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON), 75 for Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR), 56 for Member of the Order of the Niger (MON) and eight for Federal Republic Medal (FRM).
Amongst the list of honors is late Abba Kyari who would be honoured posthumously with the CFR, Mr Adesina and Mrs Okonjo-Iweala would be honored with OON and GCON respectively.
Other recipients include serving and former governors, serving and former presiding officers of the National Assembly, serving and former Chief Justices of Nigeria and serving and former members of the National Assembly.
Others are serving and former service chiefs, traditional rulers, retired public servants, lawyers, philanthropists, businessmen, ministers and members of the academia.
Apart from Mrs Okonjo-Iweala, the other recipients of the GCON are the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan; Chief Justice of Nigeria, Kayode Ariwoola, his predecessor; Tanko Muhammad and UN Deputy Secretary General; Amina Mohammed.
Others are Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali, his predecessor, Mohammed Adamu, Emir of Lafia, Sidi Bage, and Tor Tiv, James Ayatse, amongst others.
Nominees in this category include Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, Ignatius Kaigama, CEO of the NNPCL, Mele Kyari, Nasiru Bayero and Muiz Banire.
Others are Ishaq Bello, Aliyu El-Nafaty and Kehinde Aina, amongst others.
Some nominees in this category include National Assembly members such as Alhassan Doguwa, Muktar Betara, Ndudi Elumelu and Nkiruka Onyejeocha.
Others are a former Permanent Secretary, Sunday Echono, NBA President Yakubu Maikyau, Sarki Abba and Sabiu (Tunde) Yusuf, amongst others.
In this category are Sanusi Lemu, late DIGJoseph Egunike (posthumous), Haliru Nababa and Burna Boy.
Others are Simon Shango, Billy Okoye, Akwa Okon and Emeka Agbanari, amongst others.
Notable in this category are 2Face Idibia, Shehu Othman, Teni the entertainer and Abubakar Maikano.