Saraki missing as Buhari lists Lawan, Gbajabiamila, CJN, Okonjo-Iweala, music stars for national honours

Written by on October 4, 2022

Despite appeals from several quarters, President Muhammadu Buhari has ignored a known convention by excluding a former President of the Senate, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki, who led the National Assembly from 2015 to 2019, from the national honours awards, at an event billed to hold on October 11, at the State House, Abuja.

However listed for the honours are some 437 Nigerians, among them politicians, public officers, security officers, businessmen, traditional rulers, members of the academia, retired public officers, religious leaders and musical artistes, who would receive the prestigious national honours for 2022.

Guardian reports that Earlier, that the Federal Government had disowned a list of the 2022 national honours nominees circulating in the media since last weekend. In a statement, Julie Osagie-Jacobs, Director of Press, Federal Ministry of Special Duties and Inter-governmental Affairs, urged Nigerians to disregard the list, describing it as the handiwork of fake news purveyors.


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