President-Elect Tinubu Receives Nigeria’s Highest Honour From President Buhari
By: Ogunleye Oluwapelumi
President Muhammadu Buhari has conferred the Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR) honour on President-elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu. The honour is the highest bestowed by the Nigerian government and is reserved for Heads of State and Presidents-elect.
The GCFR honour is a recognition of Tinubu’s contributions to the development of Nigeria. Tinubu, who is the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), played a key role in the formation of the party and was instrumental in the election of Buhari in 2015 and 2019.
Tinubu’s contribution to Nigerian politics spans over three decades. He served as Governor of Lagos State from 1999 to 2007 and has been a major force in Nigerian politics ever since. The GCFR honour is a fitting tribute to his service to Nigeria and his role in shaping the country’s political landscape.
Also, Vice President-elect Kashim Settima was decorated as Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger, GCON. On Monday, May 29th, Tinubu will be sworn in as the next President of Nigeria, succeeding President Muhammadu Buhari.