Buhari confers national honors on Sambo, Bello

By Steve Agbota                                    

The outgone President Muhammadu Buhari, has conferred a National Honour of Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON) on the outgoing Minister of Transportation, Mu’azu Jaji Sambo.

Buhari also conferred the award of the Officer of the Order of Niger (OON) on the former Executive Secretary of the Nigerin Shippers Council, Mr Hassan Bello.

The Minister who received the prestigious National Honours Award in Abuja, expressed his profound gratitude to the President for the honour.

The Minister made the announcement on Sunday, May 28th, 2023 in a statement made available to the press.

He said; “I am humbled to announce that I have been conferred with the Prestigious National Honours Award of the Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON) by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR.”

“This honour at this point in the history of our nation, fills my heart with sincere gratitude, not only to me as a person, but a reflection of the tireless efforts and dedication of our team towards the progress and development of our dear nation particularly in the transportation sector within this short time.”

“My profound gratitude goes to the President Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, and my colleagues in the cabinet for their unwavering support and guidance at all times.”

While expressing his sincere gratitude, he thanked and appreciated the staff and Management of the Federal Ministry of Transportation, noting that the honour is much as theirs as it is his.

“Also, my heartfelt appreciation goes to our hard-working civil servants in the Federal Ministry of Transportation ecosystem and its Agencies, this is a testament to our collective efforts, and commitment to purpose. This honour is much as theirs as it is mine. Thank you for your professionalism and active participation in delivering on our mandate. The “low-hanging fruits” paid off after all.

“May the new government usher in unending prosperity for us as individuals and as a nation at large. May the legacies we have built endure,” he said.

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