A chieftain of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Buba Galadima, has queried the conferment of national honours on some politicians.
Speaking during an interview on Arise TV on Friday, Galadima said the honours conferred on the politicians and individuals are a reward for their loyalty to President Muhammadu Buhari. The NNPP chieftain asserted that the awards should be given to people who have retired with unblemished careers and have contributed to the development of the country. Galadima also slammed President Buhari for conferring national honours on people of doubtful character and politicians who have corruption allegations. He said “The awards should be given to people who have retired with unblemished careers. “Of what purpose is the honour? What is an honour to some of these people? “It is a reward for the boys and General Muhammadu Buhari himself has severally accused Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, late President Musa Yar’Ádua and former President Goodluck Jonathan of giving awards, medals and national honours to people of doubtful characters. “Who is it among those that he gave these national honours have impeccable characters? These awards should be given to people who have retired with unblemished careers and have not been followed by either ICPC or EFCC, or those who died in national service.” Naija News reports that President Buhari, on Tuesday, conferred national honours on 447 Nigerians and friends of the country. The Nigerian leader awarded the Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON), Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic (CFR) and Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON) to the recipients.
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