According to a statement by Femi Adesina, the special aide to the president, President Muhammadu Buhari Monday, March 14 in Malabo was conferred with the Highest National Honour of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea.
President Muhammadu Buhari Monday in Malabo was conferred with the Highest National Honour of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea for his personal integrity, exemplary leadership style and courage to fight terrorism in order to ensure peace and safety in Africa.
The honour of “Gran Collar De La Orden De La Independencia” translated “Grand Collar of the Order of the Independence” was conferred on President Buhari by President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea at the Presidential Palace.
At the investiture ceremony, President Buhari said the recognition was for the people of Nigeria who had worked tirelessly to sustain peace in the country and across other neighbouring countries in Africa.
The President said the challenges faced by African countries had a common thread, and must be collectively appraised and jointly tackled by all the African countries.
President Buhari assured that Nigeria would always support efforts of ensuring socio-political and economic stability of its neighbours and the entire African continent.