Okowa bags CON national honours award

Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa

GOV. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta and Vice-Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has bagged a national honours award of Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON) from President Muhammadu Buhari.

Mr Olisa Ifeajika, his Chief Press Secretary, said this in a statement on Friday in Abuja. Ifeajika said that the award would be presented on Oct. 11 by the President in Abuja.

He said that the selection of the governor for the award was conveyed in a letter by the Minister of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs, Sen. George Akume.

Ifeajika said that the letter indicated that the award was approved by Buhari saying that the ceremony would hold at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, at 9 a.m.

“ I have the honour to formally inform you that the President Muhammadu Buhari, has approved the conferment of the National Honour on you, in the rank of CON (Commander of the Order of the Niger),” he quoted the minister as saying.

He said that the event would involve other recipients in various categories of national honours award and that it was for 2022. (NAN)