The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has on Tuesday conferred on the Director General of the World Trade Organization, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the second highest honour in the land, the Grand Commander of the Niger.
Okonjo-Iweala was among the over 400 Nigerians and foreigners who received the national honours at the Award Ceremony which took place in Abuja.
Okonjo-Iweala showed her excitement about receiving the honour in a tweet shared on her official Twitter handle.
“Great day. Wonderful to be decorated by Mr President with the second highest Honours in the land, Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON). With my husband & my Brother HRH Obi Ifechukwude Anishi Okonjo. Congratulations also to DSG @AminaJMohammed & @muhammadpate.”
The event was created to honour Nigerians who have achieved noteworthy heights in many fields within and outside the country.
Others who were also awarded national honours are Ooni of Ife, HRM Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, Olu of Warri, HRM Ogiame Atuwatse III, Senate President Ahmed Lawan, State Chief of Protocol Amb. Lawal Kazaure, EbonyLife CEO Mo Abudu, Special Adviser Media & Publicity Mr Femi Adesina, SA Presidential Matters Sabiu Tunde and Imam Abdullahi Abubakar (Imam who saved 300 Christians in Plateau State).