“National Heroes”: List of 11 Nigerians President Tinubu Will Honour With Special Awards On 63rd Independence Day
By Trek Africa Newspaper
President Bola Ahmed Tinubu will honour eleven Nigerians with citizenship and patriots awards ahead of the country’s 63rd Independence Day celebration.
As reported by The Nation, the award is part of the National Orientation Agency (NOA)’s efforts to promote civic education in Nigeria.
Tinubu to honour 11 Nigerians with special awards on Independence Day Photo Credit: @officialABAT/NTA Source: Twitter
The Director General of the National Orientation Agency, NOA, Dr. Garba Abari, disclosed this while addressing the media.
The award ceremony is scheduled to hold on Thursday, October 5.
Tinubu to honour Akinkunmi, 10 others with special awards
The awardees are:
Nigerian flag designer, late Pa Taiwo Micheal Akinkunmi
Naval Rating, Salaudeen Akano, who hoisted the Nigerian flag at midnight to mark the independence of Nigeria in 1960
Late Commander Onwurah Zonyanuno Chiazor, the commandant under whose order Naval Rating Salaudeen hoisted the flag.
John A. Ilechukwu,
Eme Etim Akpan,
P. O. Aderibigbe (all contributed to the lyrics of the country’s National Anthem.)
Late Benedict E. Odiase – directed the Nigerian Police Band
Late (Mrs.) Felicia Adebola Adedoyin – the woman who created the National Pledge
Adewusi, (Adedoyin’s) friend introduced her to the president.
Abari further stated that the 16th of September every year has been set aside as National Symbols Day, and September 30 as Citizens and Patriots Day.
According to Abari, Symbols Day marks the date when Nigeria’s Coat-of-Arms and National Ordinance was signed into law in 1960 ahead of Nigeria’s Independence Day.
FG unveils logo for 63rd Independence Day celebration
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the official logo for Nigeria’s 63rd Independence Day celebration has been unveiled.
The Director of Information, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Willie Bassey, released the logo in the early hours of Tuesday, September 26.
Nigeria will mark its 63rd Independence Day celebration on Sunday, October 1, having gained independence from the British in 1960.