Buhari Announces Last Minute Honours for Tinubu, Shettima

Buhari Announces Last Minute Honours for Tinubu, Shettima

  • President Muhammadu Buhari is set to confer national honours on President and Vice President-elect Bola Tinubu and Kashim Shettima
  • Tolu Ogunlesi, the president's special assistant on digital and new media, announced that the ceremony would come up on Thursday, May 25
  • Ogunlesi added that the outgoing president would also officially hand over transition documents to Tinubu and Shettima on the same day

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FCT, Abuja - President Muhammadu Buhari has declared that Bola Tinubu, the president-elect and Kashim Shettima, the vice-president-elect, will be conferred with the highest national honours.

According to Tolu Ogunlesi, the president's special assistant on digital and new media, Tinubu and Shettima will receive the conferment four days before the expiration of Buhari's tenure, on Thursday, May 25.

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Buhari is set to confer national honours on Tinubu and Shettima. Photo Credit: Femi Adesina, Bola Ahmed Tinubu
Source: Twitter

Details of honours Buhari will confer on Tinubu, Shettima

Ogunlesi, in a Twitter post on Thursday, May 18, announced that the president-elect would be conferred with the Grand Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic (GCFR) while the vice-president-elect will get Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON).

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The president's aide also disclosed that Buhari's administration would officially hand over the transition document to the president and vice-president-elect Tinubu and Shettima on the same day.

The special assistant maintained that the day would be a colourful one in the country's history, and it would be enabled by Executive Order 14, which President Buhari signed.

The statement reads in part:

"BREAKING: On Thursday May 25, 2023, President-Elect @officialABAT and Vice President-Elect @KashimSM will be conferred with the National Honours of GCFR and GCON respectively, by President @MBuhari".

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Constitutionally, President Buhari will officially hand over on May 29 when Tinubu and Shettima will be sworn in as Nigeria's president and vice-president.

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"U.S.-Nigeria partnership is built on shared interests": US secretary to Tinubu

Legit.ng earlier reported that the United States Secretary of State, Antony J. Blinken, had phoned Bola Tinubu, the president-elect, ahead of his May 29 inauguration.

Blinken, in a telephone call, disclosed that the U.S.-Nigeria relationship was built on shared interests that should be protected and strengthened under the Tinubu administration.

The Secretary also urged Tinubu to build an inclusive leadership that will reflect the interest of all Nigerians.

Source: Legit.ng

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