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Akeredolu, Deji, others for
National Honours tomorrow

By Adekola Afolabi

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, will tomorrow Tuesday, be conferred with the National Honour in the rank of Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON).

Akeredolu alongside other eminent Nigerians from Ondo State and across the country are listed as recipients of the 2022 National Honour Awards which are in different categories.

No fewer than 11 eminent Nigerians of Ondo State origin have been named as recipients of the National Honours.

The Honours will be conferred on them by President Muhammadu Buhari at the International Conference Centre (ICC), Abuja.

Apart from Governor Akeredolu, other recipients of the National Honours from Ondo State are the Deji of Akure, Oba (Dr) Aladetoyinbo Aladelusi, who will bag Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic (CFR), and the Olowa of Igbara-oke, Oba Francis Adefarakanmi Agbede, who will be conferred with Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic (OFR).

Chief Rotimi Ibidapo will receive Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON); the Chairman of ICPC, Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye, SAN, will get Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic (OFR); Chief Akinboro Aruwajoye will receive Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON), and the Special Adviser to Governor Akeredolu on Health, Prof Adedayo Faduyile will bag Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON).

Other recipients of the National Honours include Prof Francis Afolabi Fajemirokun who will also get (OON); Mr. Ajibola Akindele, will receive Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR); Prince (Col) Roland Olawumi Omowa will also bag (MFR) and a musician, Teniola Apata (Teni) who will get Member of the Order of the Niger (MON).

The Minister of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs, Senator George Akume, had earlier sent separate letters to all the recipients, notifying them of President Muhammadu Buhari’s approval of the conferment of the National Honours on them.

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