The country’s highest honour, Grand Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic (GCFR), has been bestowed on the incoming president, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Tinubu was vested this honour on Thursday at the investiture ceremony which was held in State House, Abuja ahead of the swearing in on May 29.
The Vice President-elect, Kashim Shettima, was also honoured with the Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON) title.
In his acceptance speech, Tinubu said that he recognised the significance of the honour and vowed not to let Nigerians down neither would he disappoint the incumbent president.
“I understand the magnitude of the honour conferred on me today and the task ahead. Nigerians deserve no less.
“You (Buhari) have charted the course and I shall not disappoint you,” the former Governor of Lagos stated.
Prior to the investiture ceremony, there have been reports that the Department of State Services (DSS) had informed the public of plans to scuttle the schedule of activities on May 29.
However, the spokesperson for DSS, Dr. Peter Afunaya, said on Thursday that no one would be allowed to thwart the event.
As scheduled, Tinubu, who will succeed President Muhammadu Buhari as president of Nigeria, will take the oath of office on Monday, May 29.