The names of 339 Nigerians have been selected by the federal government as recipients of the 2023 national honours.
The honourees’ list which was released on Sunday, has just one nominee for the Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON) – the second highest award in the country. He is the former Commonwealth secretary-general, Chief Emeka Anyaoku.
Also on the list are those announced for the award of Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic (CFR). They include: Godwin Emefiele, governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN); Hadi Sirika, minister of aviation; and Bisi Akande, a former governor of Osun state.
The rest are Herbert Wigwe, group chief executive officer, Access Holdings; late Mohammed Barkindo, former Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) secretary-general; and Chima Nweze, a supreme court judge, to mention a few.
Chief Terry Waya, a businessman; Wale Edun, an economist and member of the presidential transition committee (PTC), Awele Elumelu, co-founder of Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) and chairperson of Avon Medical Practice Limited, were among those lined up for the award of the Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic (OFR).
Women were not left out as wife of President-elect Bola Tinubu; Oluremi; Owen Omogiafo, president of Transcorp Group; and Sharon Ikeazor, minister of state for Niger Delta Affairs were also listed.
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