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Buhari confers OON award on CEO Lekki Gardens, Richard Nyong



His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari conferred various national honours on outstanding Nigerians for their resilience, achievements and significant contributions to the development of the nation.

The national award ceremony which was held at the International Conference Centre in Abuja had the presence of top Nigerian leaders and entrepreneurs who have in no small way, played their part in the development of the country, present at the investiture.

Among the notable recipients who were honoured at this ceremony was the CEO of Lekki Gardens, Dr. Richard Nyong was also honoured as Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON) for his huge contribution to making housing more affordable to Nigerians and creating over 250,000 jobs both directly and indirectly for Nigerians across the nation.

Among other notable recipients was The Olu of Warri, Ogiame Atuwatse III, who was also conferred with Commander of the Federal Republic (CFR) of Nigeria – the highest national honour, for his numerous exploits since his enthronement as king of the Itsekiri people.

The Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II (CFR), Senator Michael Opeyemi Bamidele, (CON), The CEO Welltime Ltd, Mr. Dike Chigbue,(MON), The Governor of Ebonyi State, David Nweze Umahi,(CON), The former MD of Honeywell Group, Otunba Oluseyi Oduntan (OON), The former Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai (retired) (CFR)

These national awards were set aside to honour their selfless service to the nation and to further encourage them to do more excellent work and meritorious services for the nation.

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