June 12: Buhari Directs Gazetting of Presidential Order

By Ikenga Chronicles June 8, 2018

June 12: Buhari Directs Gazetting of Presidential Order

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, to take immediate steps to publish the Presidential Order in the Federal Gazette.

This came following Buhari’s Wednesday’s declaration that henceforth, June 12 be observed as Nigeria’s Democracy Day and that some heroes of democracy be given national honours.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity Malam Garba Shehu said this in a statement on Thursday.

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Shehu said the president directed that the Order be published as follows:

“Chief MKO Abiola – Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (Posthumous)

“Ambassador Baba Gana Kingibe – Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger

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“Chief Gani Fawehinmi -Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (Posthumous)”

He said the president also directed that this should be done so that the awards slated for June 12, 2018, could go on as planned.

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