Buhari sends invitations to prominent Nigerians for June 12 post humous national honour on MKO Abiola (Check out list of persons invited)

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, has just released the statement below to announce modalities for the conferment of national honours on late multibillionaire businessman cum politician, Moshood Abiola; late prominent lawyer, Gani Fawehinmi and politician, Babagana Kingibe.

Read full statement below.


Following the historic designation of June 12 as DEMOCRACY DAY and NATIONAL HOLIDAY, Muhammadu Buhari, President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, will confer Post-Humous national honours on Chief M.K.O. Abiola as Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR), Chief Gani Fawehinmi as the Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON). He will also decorate Ambassador Babagana Kingibe with the Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON), at an investiture scheduled to take place as follows:-

DATE: Tuesday, June 12 2018

VENUE: Conference Hall, State House, Aso Rock Villa, Abuja

TIME: 10.00 am

  1. Accordingly, Ambassador Babagana Kingibe , the family of the late Bashorun M.K.O. Abiola and that of Chief Gani Fawehinmi , along with the underlisted key players of June 12 struggle are cordially invited:

Members of the National Executive Committee of the SDP including States Chairmen and Secretaries at the time of June 12, 1993

Governors elected under SDP platform

Former Senate Presidents – Iyorchia Ayu and Ameh Ebute and Speaker Agunwa Anekwe along with Principal Officers of the National Assembly elected under SDP platform

Speakers of the States Assembly elected under SDP platform

All Chairmen of the States Traditional Councils from the six South-Western States

Prof. Wole Soyinka

Mr. Femi Falana, SAN

Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu

Chief Bisi Akande

Ms. Ayo Obe

Bayo Onanuga – The News

Kunle Ajibade – Tempo

Nosa Igiebor – Tell

Kayode Komolafe – Media Hope 93

Senator Janathan Zwingina – DG Hope 93

Comrade Frank Ovie Kokori

Prof. Humphrey Nwosu

Also invited are Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Speaker Yakubu Dogora, Principal Officers of the National Assembly, Members of the Federal Executive Council and all State Governors.

Accommodation has been reserved for all invitees at the NICON Luxury Hotel, Tafawa Balewa Way, area 11, Garki, Abuja from Monday, 11th June 2018. For further inquiries please contact William Alo, Permanent Secretary, Special Duties Office, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation by telephone on +234 803 585 4332.

Invitation letters have been despatched. However, should the invitation arrive late, this publication serves as a formal invitation.


Boss Mustapha

Secretary to the Government of the Federation

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