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June 12: Buhari bestow honours on Abiola, Fawehinmi, Kingibe

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In continuation of the historic designation of June 12 as Democracy Day and National Holiday, President Muhammadu Buhari, President, will bestow Posthumous national honors on Chief M.K.O. Abiola as Grand
Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR), Chief Gani Fawehinmi as the Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON).


Mr Boss Mustapha, secretary to the Government of the Federation, revealed this on Friday in a statement he issued in Abuja.

He noted that Buhari will also honor Ambassador Babagana Kingibe with the Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON), at an inauguration scheduled to take place on Tuesday, June 12 2018.

The venue of the inauguration will hold at the Conference Hall, State House, Aso Rock Villa, Abuja at 10.00 am.

Mr Boss Mustapha said accordingly, Ambassador Babagana Kingibe , the family of the late Bashorun M.K.O. Abiola and that of Chief Gani Fawehinmi , along with the underlisted key players of June 12 struggle were cordially invited.


Recognized among those invited is the Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, Human Rights Lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN) and the National leader of All Progressive Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, among others.

Also invited according to the statement revealed to us are: “Members of the National Executive Committee of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) including States Chairmen and Secretaries at the time of June 12, 1993.

“Governors elected under SDP platform, former Senate Presidents – Iyorchia Ayu and Ameh Ebute and Speaker Agunwa Anekwe along with Principal Officers of the National Assembly elected under SDP platform.

“Speakers of the States Assembly elected under SDP platform, all Chairmen of the States Traditional Councils from the six South-Western States.

“Chief Bisi Akande, Ms. Ayo Obe,
Bayo Onanuga – The News, Kunle Ajibade – Tempo, Nosa Igiebor – Tell, Kayode Komolafe – Media Hope 93, Senator Janathan Zwingina – DG Hope 93, Comrade Frank Ovie Kokori, and Prof. Humphrey Nwosu.

Also invited are Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Speaker Yakubu Dogora, Principal Officers of the National Assembly, Members of the Federal Executive Council and all State Governors.

Mustapha noted that accommodation has been reserved for all invitees at the NICON Luxury Hotel, Tafawa Balewa Way, area 11, Garki, Abuja from Monday, 11th June 2018.

“For further inquiries please contact William Alo, Permanent Secretary, Special Duties Office, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation by telephone on +234 803 585 4332. Invitation letters have been despatched.

“However, should the invitation arrive late, this publication serves as a formal invitation,” he said.
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