On Tuesday, President Muhammadu Buhari gave National Honors Awards to a few royal fathers who had excelled in their roles for the good of the nation.
The National Honors Award Investiture event was held on Tuesday at the International Conference Centre (ICC) in Abuja, according to Anaedoonline.ng.
The National Honors Act No. 5 of 1964 gives the President the authority to recognize Nigerians and foreigners who have helped the country.
Grand Commander of the Order of Niger (GCON) awards were given to six eminent Nigerians, Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic (CFR) awards were given to 55, Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON) awards were given to 65, and Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic awards were given to 70.
Four people were awarded the Federal Republic Medal 1, 110 were given the Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON), 74 were given the Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR), and 55 were given the Member of the Order of the Niger (MON) (FRM1).
The list of 20 traditional leaders who were given the title of Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic is provided below (CFR).
1 HIM Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II (Ooni of Ife)
2 HM Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo Ewuare II (Oba of Benin)
3 His Highness, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero (Emir of Kano Kano)
4 HRH Ahmed Nuhu Bamali (Emir of Zazzau)
5 HRM Prof James Ortese Ayatse (Tor Tiv V)
6 HRH Abubakar Shehu Abubakar III (Emir of Gombe)
7 HRH Alh. Muhammadu ibn Abali Muhammad Idrissa (Emir of Fika)
8 Da. Jacob Gyang Buba (Gbong Gwom)
9 HRH Justice Sidi Bage Muhammad I (JSC Rtd) (Emir of Lafia)
10 HM King Dandeson Douglas JAJA (King Jaja of Opobo)
11 HRM Oba Gabriel Adejuwon (Onisan of Isan Ekiti)
12 HIM Oba (Dr) Aladetoyinbo Ogunlade Aladelusi, Odundun II (Deji of Akure)
13 HRH Oba Babatunde Adewale Ajayi (Akarigbo of Remo)
14 His Eminence, Ntenyin (Dr) Solomon Daniel Etuk, JP (Oku Ibom Ibibio)
15 HRM Ogiame Atuwatse III (Olu of Warri)
16 HRM Igwe Amb. Lawrence Agubuzu (Igwe of Eziama)
17 HRM King Alfred Diete-Spiff (Chairman, Bayelsa Council of Chiefs)
18 HRM Eze (Dr) E. C. Okeke (Chairman Imo Council)
19 HRM Eze Joseph Ndubuisi Nwabeke (Chairman Abia Council)
20 HRM Eze Charles N. Nkpuma (Chairman, Ebonyi)
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