Late Chief of Army Staff, Attahiru, Lawan, Ariwoola, Okonjo-Iweala, 433 others for National Honours Awards 2022


The former Chief of Army Staff, Lt General Ibrahim Attahiru, is among the list of 437 nominees for the National Honours Awards 2022.

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He will get a posthumous Commander of the Federal Republic Awards.

The Awards will be presented by President Muhammadu Buhari on October 11, 2023 at the State House Abuja.

In the list, The Point observed that GCON has five recipients, CFR 54, CON 67, OFR 64, OON 101, MFR 75, MON 56, FRM 8.

The list of all the Nominees includes politicians, public officers, security officers, businessmen, traditional rulers, and religious leaders among others.

Prominent on the list is the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger; Chief Justice of Nigeria, Kayode Ariwoola, GCON; former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Mohhamed, GCON; Director General of the World Trade Organisation, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, GCON and Deputy Secretary-Genral of the United Nation, Ms. Amina Mohammed (GCON).

Nearly four months after being named as Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Ibrahim Attahiru, died on May 21, 2021 in an air crash at the Kaduna International Airport.

The late COAS, who was heading for Kaduna on official duty perished with no fewer than seven top aides, who were travelling on the same 350 Beechcraft Aircraft.