The Olu of Warri, Ogiame Atuwatse III, is set to be honoured with the National Award of Commander of the order of the Federal Republic of Nigeria by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.)
According to The PUNCH, the conferment notice which was signed by the Minister of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs, George Akume revealed that the Monarch is scheduled to receive the national award on Tuesday, October 11.
The Olu of Warri is expected to join other prominent awardees found by the Federal Government worthy of the National Honours.
The 2022 National Honour Award letter sighted and signed by the Minister reads, “I have the honour to formally inform you that the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency, Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, has approved the conferment t of National honour on you in the rank of CRF, (Commander of the order of the Federal Republic of Nigeria).
“The investiture ceremony is scheduled to take place at the International conference centre, ICC, Abuja on Tuesday, October 11 2022 at 9am.
“All awardees are required to forward a one-page citation and current passport photograph”.
The honour for the first-class monarch coming after just a month after Dotcom Communication, the magazine’s publisher, presented Olu of Warri Ogiame Atuwatse III with the Humanitarian Royal Father of the Year award at a gala held at Abuja’s Transcorp Hilton.
During Ogiame’s 6-day visit to Canada in June, the Olu of Warri was presented with the key to the City of Brampton by Mayor Patrick Brown in an effort to attract FDI to the Warri Kingdom.