Governor Obaseki hails Oba of Benin on conferment of CFR national award
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Governor Obaseki hails Oba of Benin on conferment of CFR national award





Governor Obaseki hails Oba of Benin on conferment of CFR award 

By Ik Osamede

The Executive Governor of Edo State, His Excellency, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has saluted the Oba of Benin, Omo N' Oba N'Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, HRM Oba Ewuare II over his receipt of the national award as Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic (CFR).

According to Obaseki, "I heartily congratulate Your Royal Majesty,
Omo N'Oba N'Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Ewuare lI, Oba of Benin, on your nomination for the National Award of the Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic (CFR)."

"It is gratifying that the iconic position of the traditional institution which Your Royal Majesty represents is being recognized nationally, as it is globally."

According to the National Honours Award Investiture 2022 Programme, 450 recipients were awarded, making the total number of Nigeria’s national honours awardees 5,341 since 1963.

Of the 450 recipients, six were awarded Grand Commanders of the Order of the Niger (GCON), 55 Commanders of the Order of the Federal Republic (CFR), 74 Members of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR), 77 Officers of the Order of the Federal Republic (OFR).
Others are 110 Officers of the Order of the Niger (OON), 55 Members of the Order of the Niger (MON), 65 Commanders of the Order of the Niger (CON), Four Federal Republic Medal- First Class (FRM I) and Four Federal Republic Medal- Second Class FRM II.





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