National Honours: We’ll appreciate contributions of worthy Nigerians – Buhari

National Honours: We’ll appreciate contributions of worthy Nigerians – Buhari

Thursday, January 3, 2019 9:23 pm


The President with members of the Buhari Support Group

President Muhammadu Buhari says the contributions of worthy Nigerians to national development will soon be appreciated through the award of National Honours.

Buhari stated this when he received a delegation of members of Buhari Support Group Centre (BSGC) at State House, Abuja, on Thursday.

The president said the intention of the administration was to “leave a better country for our children, and for coming generations,” and those who partake in such national effort would be duly rewarded with National Honours.

He said: “Many people are qualified for such honours. We are looking at it, and we will appreciate the contributions of such people.’’

He commended members of the centre, who had made immense personal sacrifices to support him since he joined partisan politics, adding that they did so out of personal conviction “because I’m not known to be a very generous person”.

“What you are doing can’t be materially compensated. You are doing it out of conviction, at the expense of your pockets, and it is God that will reward you,’’ he added.

The Director-General of BSGC, Alhaji Umaru Dembo, had earlier said the group had sensitised Nigerians on the need to get their voters cards, keep them safe, “and voting the right candidates during elections”.

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