Tinubu, Shettima to get GCFR, GCON titles 


President-elect and Vice President-elect, Bola Tinubu and Kasim Shettima, will on Thursday, May 25, 2023, be conferred National Honours as the Grand Commander of the Federal Republic and Grand Commander of the Order of Niger, respectively by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd).

The President’s Special Assistant on Digital and New Media, Tolu Ogunlesi, made this known in a tweet on Thursday.

He added that there will be an official handover of Transition Documents to the incoming Administration.

He tweeted, On Thursday, May 25, 2023, President-Elect @officialABAT and Vice President-Elect @KashimSM will be conferred with the National Honours of GCFR and GCON respectively, by President @MBuhari.#Transition2023NG”


The programmes line up for the inauguration of Bola Tinubu and Kashim Shettima, as President and Vice-President respectively, have been released by the Federal Government.

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The lineup, scheduled to hold in a space of eight days, was released during a press briefing on Thursday, by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation and the Presidential Transition Council Chairman, Boss Mustapha.

The SGF also revealed that the President-elect would, next Thursday, be conferred with the title of the Grand Commander of the Federal Republic, GCFR, a title exclusive to presidents.

The PUNCH reports the transition program, tagged “NIGERIA: Better Together”, will also feature 13 events throughout the eight days.

While speaking, the SGF said, “I am delighted to inform you that May 29, 2023, will mark the 7th consecutive democratic transition of power in Nigeria and on that day, we shall all be ushering in the 16th President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“Gentlemen of the press, let me once again assure Nigerians and indeed the global community of President Muhammadu Buhari’s commitment to the seamless transfer of power to President-Elect, His Excellency, Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the 16th President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“In a demonstration of this commitment, the president has directed all relevant government institutions to cooperate with and support the transition process through engagement with the president-elect’s team.”


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