President-elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Vice President-elect Kashim Shettima have been honored with the highest national awards of the Grand Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (GCFR) and the Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON), respectively.
President Muhammadu Buhari conferred these national honors at the Presidential Villa in Abuja as part of the inauguration activities for the new administration on May 29.
George Akume, the Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, congratulated the President-elect and expressed optimism that the incoming administration would lead the country into an era of prosperity. He believed that the progressive legacies established by President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration would be continued by the incoming administration.
Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), acknowledged President Muhammadu Buhari’s visionary leadership, emphasizing the achievements made in the past eight years. He highlighted the administration’s successful efforts in overcoming obstacles, particularly in the areas of security, infrastructure, and the economy.
The SGF emphasized the multifaceted approach employed by President Buhari, which played a pivotal role in lifting the country out of the recession inherited by his administration. Notable accomplishments during President Buhari’s tenure included significant advancements in infrastructure, such as railway lines, road projects, the Second Niger Bridge, and improvements in the power sector.
Overall, these honors reflect the recognition of President-elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Vice President-elect Kashim Shettima for their distinguished service to the nation and signify the expectations for continued progress and prosperity under the new administration.
Writing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade; Editing by Daniel Adejo and Tony Okerafor