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VIDEO: President Buhari Decorates Innoson With Commander of Order of Niger (CON)

President Muhummadu Buhari (GCFR) on Tuesday, October 11th 2022, conferred Chief Dr. Innocent Chukwuma OFR (Innoson) with rank of Commander of Order of Niger (CON) At 2022 National Honours Awards Ceremony.

The National Honors Award Investiture event was held on Tuesday at the International Conference Centre (ICC) in Abuja.

However, Chief Dr. Innocent Chukwuma OFR born on Oct 1, 1960 has previously received two National Honours Awards under Late President Umaru Yardua (GCFR) when he was conferred with the rank of Officer on the Order of Niger (OON) and also during the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan (GCFR) when he was conferred with the rank of Officer of the Federal Republic (OFR).

Innoson To Be Conferred Commander of Order of Niger (CON) By President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR At 2022 National Honours Awards

Dr Chukwuma is also one of the privileged recipient of the Nigeria Centenary Honour Award coffered on him by the then President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR in recognition of his role as the first indigenous local vehicle manufacturer in Nigeria and employer of labour in March 2014 during the Centenary Celebrations.

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Chief Dr Innocent Chukwuma, popularly known as Innoson is the Chairman/CEO of Innoson Group. Innoson Vehicles Manufacturing, a subsidiary company under the Innoson Group located in Nnewi, Anambra State is the first wholly indigenous vehicle manufacturing company in Africa with an installed capacity to produce about 60,000 vehicles per annum. Its sister company, Innoson Technical and Industrial Company Ltd where some of the plastic components of Innoson Vehicles are produced is reputed to be largest plastic manufacturing company in West Africa with over 150 lines of products.

President Buhari on Tuesday conferred National Honourary Award to over four hundred and fifty (450) Nigerians and Internationals, which was considered the highest since its inception.

Buhari To Confer CON National Honours Award To Chief Innocent Ifediaso Chukwuma (Innoson)

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).

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The event saw high ranking Nigerians like the Director general of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Amina J. Mohammed and many others decorated with many awards.

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