Ahmed Lawan, Hon Justice Olukayode Ariwoola; Hon Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad; Dr Ngozi Okonjo Iweala; Ms. Amina J. Mohammed and Prof Tijjani Muhammad-Bande will get the highest honour of Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON) out of the total 447 awardees.
Also, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila; deputy senate president Sen Ovie Omo-Agege; secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha; Dr Folashade Yemi-Esan; former speaker Yakubu Dogara; Justice Kudirat M. Kekere-Ekun; Justice Musa Dattijo Muhammad; Justice Monica Bolna’an and Donghan Mansem will get the second highest honour of Commander Of the Order Of the Federal Republic (CFR).
The award will cover both some distinguished Nigerians and friends of Nigeria.
The National Honours Award Investiture ceremony holds at the International Conference Centre (ICC) Abuja.
According to the permanent secretary of the Federal Ministry of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Ibiene P Roberts, all awardees will be required to take a rapid COVID-19 test at designated centres.
Meanwhile, as personalities who made the list of the National Honours Award are set for conferment, the director-general/convener, Movement for Good Governance and Ethical Leadership (MGGEL), Amb. Henry Bello, yesterday said outstanding contributions and impact made by Senator Tolu Odebiyi, distinguished him for a well-deserved National Honours Award of Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON).