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The investiture is scheduled on October 11 at the Abuja State House.

Abba Kyari, the late chief of staff for President Buhari, is one of the 437 people up for the 2022 National Honours Award.

NewsReport that Femi Adesina, the president’s spokesperson, Ishaq Oloyede, the registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the director general of the World Trade Organization (WTO), are also included on the list of recipients of national honors.

The investiture is billed to hold on 11 October at the State House in Abuja.

National Honours List
On the national honours list sighted by PREMIUM TIMES, out of the 437 nominees, five persons were listed as Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON), 54 as Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic (CFR), and 67 for the Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON).

Others are 64 for Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic (OFR), 101 for Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON), 75 for Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR), 56 for Member of the Order of the Niger (MON) and eight for Federal Republic Medal (FRM).

While the late Abba Kyari would be honoured posthumously with the CFR, Mr. Adesina and Mrs. Okonjo-Iweala would be honored with OON and GCON respectively.

Other recipients of the national honours awards include serving and former governors, serving and former presiding officers of the National Assembly, serving and former Chief Justices of Nigeria, and serving and former members of the National Assembly.

Others are serving and former service chiefs, traditional rulers, retired public servants, lawyers, philanthropists, businessmen, ministers, and members of the academia.

GCON – Second highest national honours category
Apart from Mrs. Okonjo-Iweala, the other recipients of the GCON are the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan; Chief Justice of Nigeria, Kayode Ariwoola, his predecessor; Tanko Muhammad and UN Deputy Secretary-General; Amina Mohammed.

CFR
Prominent on the list of recipients for CFR include Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila; Chief of Defence Staff, Lucky Irabor; former Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, Appeal Court president, Monica Mensem, and former Army Chief, Tukur Buratai.

Others are Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali, his predecessor, Mohammed Adamu, Emir of Lafia, Sidi Bage, and Tor Tiv, James Ayatse, amongst others.

CON
Some nominees in this category of national honours are the Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Ishaq Oloyede, and state governors such as Mai Mala-Buni (Yobe), Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi), Simon Lalong (Plateau), Ifeanyi Okowa (Delta), Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu), Dave Umahi (Ebonyi) and Nasir El-Rufai (Kaduna).

Others are Babagana Zulum (Borno), Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti), Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives; Idris Wase, Finance minister, Zainab Ahmed and her works counterpart, Babatunde Fashola, amongst others.

OFR
Nominees in this category include the Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, Ignatius Kaigama, CEO of the NNPCL, Mele Kyari, Nasiru Bayero, and Muiz Banire.

Others are Ishaq Bello, Aliyu El-Nafaty, and Kehinde Aina, amongst others.

OON
Some nominees in this category include National Assembly members such as Alhassan Doguwa, Muktar Betara, Ndudi Elumelu, and Nkiruka Onyejeocha.

Others are a former Permanent Secretary, Sunday Echono, NBA President Yakubu Maikyau, Sarki Abba, and Sabiu (Tunde) Yusuf, amongst others.

MFR
In this category of the national honours awards are Sanusi Lemu, late DIGJoseph Egunike (posthumous), Haliru Nababa, and Burna Boy.

Others are Simon Shango, Billy Okoye, Akwa Okon, and Emeka Agbanari, amongst others.

MON
Notable in this category is 2Face Idibia, Shehu Othman, Teni the entertainer, and Abubakar Maikano.

LIST OF NOMINEES FOR NATIONAL HONOUR AWARD

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