Federal government has announced its decision to bestow a national award of Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON) on People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Vice Presidential Candidate double as Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi okowa on oct. 11.
Mr Olisa Ifeajika, the The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, made this known in a statement on Friday in Asaba.
According to him, the selection of Okowa for the award was conveyed in a letter by the Minister of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs, Sen. George Akume.
Olisa said that the minister’s letter stated that approval for the award to be conferred on Okowa was given by Buhari, and that the ceremony would hold at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.
According to The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor,, the letter from Akume reads, “I have the honour to formally inform you that the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency, Muhammadu Buhari, has approved the conferment of the National Honour on Okowa, in the rank of CON’’.
He furthered said that the event would involve other recipients in various categories of national honours award, and that it was for year 2022.