Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo (SAN) on Sunday expressed gratitude to outgoing President Muhammadu Buhari for finding him worthy of a national honour- the Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON) award.
Keyamo, who was the Chief Spokesperson of the Tinubu-Shettima Presidential Campaign Council said President Buhari only gives honours and privileges to deserving and distinguished Nigerians and not those who lobby for the awards
He wrote “I was very delighted to wake up this morning to the news of the conferment on my humble self of one of the highest National Honours of Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON) (No. 15 on the list). I was conferred along with other deserving and distinguished Nigerians”.
“I had no single inkling this was coming and for this I am grateful to the President and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR. His style is to give honours and privileges to those deserving of them and not those who lobby for them”.
“Thank you, Mr. President and may God Almighty continue to honour you even as you have honoured others”.