Buhari justifies national honours on Okonjo Iweala, Chimamanda Adichie,

Buhari Tells Nigerians: I Feel Your Sorrow
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The Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari has on Tuesday in Abuja conferred a series of National Honours on up to 450 Nigerians and non-Nigerians, among them being the Director General of the World Trade Organisation, Dr Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, Deputy Secretary-General of UN, Amina Mohammed and Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Prof Tijjani Muhammad-Bande.

Some of the others who had also made the honours lists include renowned novelist, Chimamanda Adichie, Senate President Ahmed Lawan, Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, immediate past CJN, Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad among others.

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President Buhari had made some justification to the honours while reiterating that the awardees had also managed to distinguish themselves in the service of the nation and humanity.

He had also asserted that citizens who had contribute to national development deserve to be encouraged and appreciated.

The President who is billed to bow out of office as President on May 29th 2023, restated his resolve to restore total security to Nigerians, saying he would surely bequeath a secured nation to the next generation.

In another report, the Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has on Monday declared his open intentions to make sure that he attends the investiture ceremony which would be in honour of Mahamat Idriss Deby in Chad.

Deby, who will also be succeeding his late father, will be sworn in as President of the Transitional Team for two year and the inauguration will be held at the capital, N’Djamena.

Buhari’s spokesperson, Garba Shehu, said the event will “further accentuate negotiations on a peaceful return to democratic process”.

The Nigerian leader has also declared his intentions to come back to the country after the ceremony.

Former President Deby had also died of gunshot injuries in April 2021 after he was hit while fighting rebels in the north and the ex-military officer had just won a sixth term after the provisional election results were declared.

 

Africa Daily News, New York

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