Buhari Confers Tinubu, Shettima with GCFR, GCON National Honours

As Nigerians anxiously waiting for Monday, May 29th, 2023 for the official swearing in of Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the next President of Nigeria and Senator Kashim Shettima as Vice-President that will succeed President Muhammadu Buhari and his deputy, Prof. Osinbajo as Nigeria’s 16th president, the outgoing President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday conferred Nigeria’s highest national honour on Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the Grand Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic (GCFR), and Vice President-elect Kashim Settima was decorated as Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger, GCON.

The investiture of national honours and the official handover ceremony of transition documents to Bola Tinubu were performed at the State House Conference Centre, Abuja, on yesterday morning.

With the transition document handed over to Tinubu yesterday, the bastion of leadership has been transferred to him to lead the country while the official confirmation will be done at the inauguration ceremony coming up on Monday at Eagle square, Abuja.

The 2023 presidential inauguration will mark Nigeria’s 7th consecutive democratic transition.