On Thursday, May 25, an auspicious event will take place in Nigeria as President Muhammadu Buhari confers national honours upon President-elect Bola Tinubu and Vice President-elect Kashim Shettima. This ceremony is significant as it recognizes their outstanding contributions and achievements in service to the nation.
During the ceremony, Bola Tinubu, a highly respected figure in Nigerian politics, will be bestowed with the prestigious title of Grand Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic (GCFR). This is the highest national honour in Nigeria and is typically reserved for Presidents. It serves as a testament to Tinubu’s remarkable leadership and his lasting impact on the nation.
Similarly, Kashim Shettima, the Vice President-elect, will be honored with the distinguished title of Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON). This recognition highlights Shettima’s notable accomplishments and his dedication to the welfare and progress of the Nigerian people.
Confirming this momentous occasion, Boss Mustapha, the chairman of the presidential transition committee, expressed his support for the decision. In addition to the national honours, Mustapha also revealed that there will be an official handover of transition documents to the incoming administration. This signifies the smooth transfer of power and the commencement of a new phase in Nigeria’s governance.
The conferment of these national honours not only acknowledges the exemplary leadership of Bola Tinubu and Kashim Shettima but also serves as a source of inspiration for the entire nation. It is a reminder of the importance of dedication, integrity, and service to the progress and development of Nigeria.