2023 National Honours Recipients have been unveiled with Davido and Osimhen making the list.
Newsone reports that a total of three hundred and thirty-nine (339) persons have been nominated by President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government of Nigeria to receive the 2023 National Honours.
This online news platform understands that the Federal Government of Nigeria the recipients of 2023 national awards on Sunday, May 28, 2023, a day to the end of President Muhammadu Buhari tenure as the President of Nigeria, a position he occupied for 8 years.
Newsone Nigeria reports that some entertainers were included in the list announced by the Ministry of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs. They are famous singer, David Adeleke, aka Davido, and ace-filmmaker, Kunle Afolayan, who were both awarded the Officer Of The Order of The Niger (OON).
Super Eagles and Napoli Striker, Victor Osimhen also made the 2023 National Honours Recipients list. The Serie A top scorer received the MFR (Member of The Order of Federal Republic) cadre. Emeka Anyaoku, former commonwealth secretary-general, is the sole person nominated for Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON).
Those listed for the award of Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic (CFR) are Godwin Emefiele, governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN); Hadi Sirika, minister of aviation; and Bisi Akande, a former governor of Osun state.
Others are Herbert Wigwe, group chief executive officer, Access Holdings; late Mohammed Barkindo, former Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) secretary-general; and Chima Nweze, a supreme court judge, among others.
Terry Waya, a Nigerian businessman; Wale Edun, an economist and member of the presidential transition committee (PTC), Awele Elumelu, co-founder of Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) and chairperson of Avon Medical Practice Limited, were among those listed for the award of the Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic (OFR).
Some other prominent women who would receive national honours include Oluremi Tinubu, wife of President-elect Bola Tinubu; Owen Omogiafo, president of Transcorp Group; and Sharon Ikeazor, minister of state for Niger Delta Affairs.
See the full list 2023 National Honours Recipients