Buhari confers national awards on Governors, Entertainers, aides
The Federal Government has released the list of recipients of National Award with top musicians, High Court Judges, Governors, Garba Shehu, Laolu Akande, Tolu Ogunlesi, among others making the list.
In a statement signed by the office of the Special Duties the Special National Award 2023 include Justices of the Supreme Court, Justices of the Appeal Court, traditional rulers, politicians, outgoing ministers, entertainers, sports personalities, bankers, legal practitioners, among others.
The former Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Nations, Chief Emeka Anyaoku is among the highest honour of the Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger. (GCON).
Others are Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic (CFR), are Honourable Justice Chima Centus Nweze, JSC; Hon Justice Amina Adamu Augie, JSC; Hon Justice Uwani Musa Abba Aji, JSC; Hon Justice John Inyang Okoro, JSC; Hon Justice Lawal Garba, JSC; Hon Justice Helen Ogunwumiju, JSC; Hon Justice I.N.M. Saulawa, JSC; Hon Adamu Jauro, JSC; Hon Justice Tijjani Abubakar, JSC and Hon Justice Emmanuel A. Agim, JSC.
Also to be conferred with CFR are Major-General Samuel A. Adebayo; Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Godwin Emefiele; a former Secretary-General of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Mohammed Bakindo (posthumous); Malalam Mamman Daura; All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftains, Chief Bisi Akande and Chief Olusegun Osoba; traditional rulers, including the Olubadan of Ibadanland, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Dr (Sen) Olalekan Mohood Ishola Balogun; HRM Matthew Alaji Opaluwa Oguche Akpa; HRH Mohammed Sani Haliru Dantoro Kitoro IV; HRH Mohammed Hamim Nuhu Sanusi; Herbert Onyewumbu Wigwe;Engineer Olumuyiwa Bernard Aliu and Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Abubakar Sirika.
Former and serving Governors, outgoing Ministers, senators, traditional rulers are among 75 recipients listed for the awards of Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON). Governors Babajide Sanwo-Olu (Lagos); Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq (Kwara); Abdullahi Umar Ganduje (Kano); Yayaha Bello (Kogi); Adedapo Abiodun (Ogun); Senator Hope Uzodinma (Imo). Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya (Gombe); Mohammed Badaru Abubakar (Jigawa); Udom Gabriel Emmanuel (Akwa Ibom) and Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri (Adamawa).
Former Governors Adegboyega Isiaka Oyetola (Osun); Senator Muhammad Adamu Aliero (Kebbi); Sen Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko (Sokoto); Sen Henry Seeiake Dickson (Bayelsa); Sen Ali Mosu Sheriff (Borno) and Sen Ibrahim Gaidam (Yobe) will also be conferred with CON, alongside incoming First Lady, Senator Oluremi Tinubu; Sen Lady Lilian Ekwenife; Sen Abu Ibrahim; Sen Ibrahim Abdullahi Gobir; Sen Philip Tanimu Aduda; Sen Kabir Garba Marafa; Sen. Babgemi Ojudu; Sen Absullahi Abubakar Gumel, Sen Babajide Omoworare.
The outgoing Ministers listed include Sunday Dare; Enginee Suleiman Hussein; Sadiya Umar Farouq; Mohammed Hassan Abdullahi; Sen George Akume; Dr Chris Ngige; Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola; Professor Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami; Architect Olamilekan Adegbite; Dame Paullen Tallen; Sen Adeleke O. Mamora; Mu’azu Jaji Sambo; Engineer Abubakar Aliyu; Goddy Jedy Agba; Festus Keyamo SAN; Geoffrey Onyeama; Sharon Ikeazor; Ambassador Maryam Katagum; Mustapha Baba Shehuri; Peince Clem Ikanade Agba; Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu; Sen Gbemisola Saraki; Ambassador Zubair Dada.
The Executive Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa; legal luminaries, Chief Adeniyi Akintola SAN and Augustine Oyarekhua Alegeh SAN; Rotimi Jacobs SAN, among others also made the CON list.
Justices of the Court of Appeal (JCA) R.C. Agbo; J.O. Bada; J.H.C Sankey; A.A.B. Gumel; H S.Tsamanni; I.G.Mbaba; U.I. Ndukwe-Anyanwu; H.S.Ikyegh; O.O.Daniel-Kalio; M.I. Shuaibu are listed to be conferred with the award of Officer of the Federal Republic (OFR).