Buhari directs immediate gazetting of presidential order on June 12, Abiola, others

Buhari directs immediate gazetting of presidential order on June 12, Abiola, others
June 07 18:18 2018

By Ahmed Idris

Following his declaration on Wednesday that henceforth, June 12 be observed as Democracy Day in Nigeria and that some heroes of democracy be given national honours, President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mallam Abubakar Malami to take immediate steps to publish the Presidential Order in the Federal Gazette.

The President ordered the order should be gazettes as as follows: Chief MKO Abiola – Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (Posthumous), Ambassador Baba Gana Kingibe – Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger, and Chief Gani Fawehinmi -Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (Posthumous).

The President also directed that this should be done so that the awards slated for June 12, 2018 can go on as planned, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said in a statement in Abuja on Thursday.