Olusola Elijah

Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari has been conferred with the Republic of Liberia’s highest national honour, “The Grand Cordon of the Knighthood of Venerable Order of the Pioneers.”

The president is the Special Guest of Honour at the country’s 172nd Independence Anniversary.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu in a statement said “The award is presented by the government for outstanding and distinguished service in international affairs, government, religion, art, science and commerce.

“It is also for singular acts of philanthropy and deeds of heroism and valour.”

Buhari was accompanied by Governors Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara and Mai Mala Buni of Yobe as well as Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Amb. Mustapha Sulaiman and other top government officials