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National honours for distinguished Nigerians to mark 62nd Independence anniversary 



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From Aidoghie Paulinus, Abuja

As part of the celebration of the country’s 62nd independence anniversary, the federal government has announced that it will confer national h onours on distinguished Nigerians.

The government also reiterated its commitment to promoting the unity, security and stability of the country.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, briefing reporters in Abuja ahead of the independence celebration, said: “Please, permit me to use this opportunity to announce that the award of National Honours will be held as part of the 62nd Independence Anniversary on Oct 11th 2022 in Abuja.

“The Honourable Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs will give the full details later.”

Mohammed further said celebrating the country’s independence anniversary is a reminder that in spite of the challenges Nigeria has faced as a nation, Nigerians have remained resilient and committed to the unity of the country.

“Let me also reiterate the commitment of this administration to promoting the unity, security and stability of our country,” Mohammed also said.

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