Mike Adenuga, multi-billionaire businessman and 148 other Nigerians are to be conferred with the National Honours Award on Sept. 17.
This is contained in a statement signed by Henry Akpan, the Permanent Secretary, Special Duties Office, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.
The statement said that only Mr. Adenuga, the Chairman of Globacom Nigeria Ltd, would be conferred with the Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON).
It said that 11 Nigerians are to be honoured in the category of the Commander of the Federal Republic (CFR). They include:
Hon. Justice Mary Odili,
Inspector-General of Police Mohammed Abubakar
Chief Gabriel Igbinedion
First Governor of Lagos State, Brig.-Gen. Mobolaji Johnson (Rtd)
Similarly, 25 Nigerians will be honoured in the category of the Commander of the Niger (CON).
Gov. Gabriel Suswam of Benue
Gov. Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta
Gov. Martin Elechi of Ebonyi
Gov. Danbaba Suntai of Taraba
The statement listed Mr. Oluwole Olanipekun (SAN) and Mr Alex Izinyon (SAN), among 24 Nigerians who are to be honoured with the award of the Officer of the Federal Republic (OFR).
It said that 38 people including Mrs. Esther Gonda, the Permanent Secretary, Special Services office in the office of the Secretary to Government of the Federation, are to be honoured with the Order of the Niger (OON).
Salisu Maikasuwa, the Clerk of the National Assembly and Mohammed Ahmed, the Director General of PENCOM are also among those to be honoured in that category.
In the category of the Member of the Federal Republic (MFR), 38 people will be honoured with the award, including nine traditional rulers and three religious leaders, while 12 recipients will be conferred with the Member of the Niger.
The statement said that President Goodluck Jonathan would confer the awards on these deserving Nigerians and friends of Nigeria, at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, on Sept. 17.