Glo head to get national honours
TELECOMSBy BiztechAfrica - Sept. 15, 2012, 10:02 a.m.
The Chairman of Globacom Nigeria Limited, Chief Mike Adenuga, has topped the list of Nigerians and friends of the country to be honoured with this year’s National Honours Award.
Globacom says in a statement that Adenuga will be conferred with the award of Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON) on September 17 when President Goodluck Jonathan is expected to decorate him and 148 other recipients of the awards.
He will be the second Nigerian outside government officials, after the Chairman of Dangote Group of Companies, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, to be conferred with the nation’s second highest national honour.
Dangote was honoured with GCON last year for his contribution to the growth of the nation’s economy.
A presidency source said Adenuga was being honoured for decades of resilience in enterprise and immense contribution to the country's economic development. “Adenuga has held aloft the Nigerian flag in many spheres around the world, particularly in the West African region,” the source said.
According to the list of the recipients of the national honours released by the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), 11 persons, including six Supreme Court justices and the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, will receive the Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic (CFR) award.
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