Thursday, 13 September 2012

HOW DESERVING ARE THE NATIONAL AWARDS IN NIGERIA?

148 Nigerians have been shortlisted to be conferred with National Honours on September 17, 2012. A statement on Sunday by the Permanent Secretary (Special Duties Office) in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Dr. Henry Akpan said.

Among the recipients are six Supreme Court Justices (CFR); the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar (CFR); Gabriel Igbinedion (CFR), former Managing Director of UBA Plc, Tony Elumelu (CON); and former Acting Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, Kawu Baraje (CON).

Some governors also made it to the list. They are Gabriel Suswam (Benue), Martin Elechi (Ebonyi), Emmanuel Uduaghan (Delta) and Danbaba Suntai (Taraba), who will be conferred with CON.
Other recipients include Nollywood director, Teco Benson (MFR), the General Overseer of TREM, Bishop Mike Okonkwo (MFR), Osemawe of Ondo, Obama Victor Kiladejo (MFR) and film director, Peace Anyiam-Osigwe (MFR) and others.

This is a significant award and so, the number should be reduced which will make it more genuine...