Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) is set to bestow the National Honours Award on some outstanding Nigerians in recognition of their dedication and selfless service to the development and growth of their local communities and the nation at large.
All listed recipients have been invited to the ceremony, which will take place on Tuesday, October 11, 2022, at the International Conference Centre in Abuja, according to a letter signed by the Minister of Special Duties and Inter-governmental Affairs, Senator George Akume.
Dr. Richard Nyong, the founder and CEO of Lekki Gardens Estate, has been named as a candidate for the honorary rank of Officer of the Order of the Niger.
All award recipients will be required to provide a letter that serves as a valid form of identification. Recipients must also submit a one-page citation and a current passport photograph to the minister’s office before the date of this year’s investiture.
Dr. Richard’s visionary leadership of Lekki Gardens Estates has made a significant contribution to making housing more affordable to Nigerians. With over 15,000 homes delivered and 50,000 more in the pipeline, over 2 trillion nairas in assets managed, and over 250,000 jobs created directly and indirectly for artisans and professionals working for contractors, service providers, and vendors on various completed and ongoing projects, he has established a legacy worthy of national recognition.
Other notable recipients of this award include the Olu of Warri, Ogiame Atuwatse III; the Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi; Senator Michael Bamidele; and the Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, among others.