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Honours: Apatira Congratulates Speaker Gbajabiamila, Minister Fashola

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Mojisola Lawal

President Muhammadu Buhari

No fewer than 450 distinguished Nigerians, including seven foreigners were decorated with different categories of National honours by President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja on Tuesday.

Among the honorees are the two illustrious sons of Lagos State, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila and the former Governor of Lagos state and Minister of Works and Housing, H. E. Babatunde Fashola, SAN.

While commending President Muhammadu Buhari for the honours, Executive Chairman, Itire-Ikate Local Council Development Area, Hon. (Dr) Ahmed Olanrewaju Apatira said the conferment of the prestigious Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic, CFR, and Commander of the Order of the Niger, CON on the two ‘Omo Eko Pataki’ is an honour well deserved.

Rt Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila receiving his award from President Muhammadu Buhari

In a congratulatory message personally signed by him, Apatira said it is highly dignifying for the awardees to be recognised for their sterling qualities and great contributions to their country.

He said,“The national honour conferred on Rt. Hon Femi Gbajabiamila has reaffirmed the confidence the Federal Government and the citizenry have in the leadership qualities of Rt. Hon. Gbajabiamila as well as his capacity to work with both the Executive and Judicial arms of government to redirecting and rebuilding the country under the APC administration.

“The award is a recognition of his unprecedented achievements in human capital and infrastructural development in which he has made a remarkable mark in the history of the National Assembly and Surulere Federal constituency by efficiently uniting and coordinating the House of Representatives to provide very effective and impactful legislations towards transforming the lives and defending the rights of Nigerians.

“Rt. Hon Femi Gbajabiamila has written his name in gold on the National scene having demonstrated core attributes of a democrat in his national assignment. Indeed a faithful labourer deserves his wages and due commendations.

Hon Minister Babatunde Fashola recieving the honour

Similarly, I heartily congratulates a former Governor of Lagos and an eminent citizen of Surulere, H.E Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN, who has also distinguished himself as an administrator par excellence, having positively impacted on the socio-economic and political landscape of the State.

“Governor Fashola has changed the face of social infrastructure development with his excellent performance as a super Minister for Power, Works and Housing.

His track records as a public servant have made us proud and his conferment of the National Honour by President Buhari never came to me as a surprise. It is a well deserved award.

“We are very proud of your unparalleled achievements at this auspicious time in our national history.”

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