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List Of Nigerian National Honours And Their Meanings

Nigerian National Honours

Nigerian National Honours are set of orders annually conferred upon Nigerians and non-Nigerians deemed fit to receive the honour. They were instituted by the National Honors Act No. 5 of 1964 to honour Nigerians and non-Nigerians who have in one way or the other contributed to the growth of the nation. Below is a list of the national honours in Nigeria and their meanings.

Nigerian National Honours – Full Meaning
  • GCFR – Grand Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic
  • GCON – Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger
  • CFR – Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic
  • CON – Commander of the Order of the Niger
  • OFR – Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic
  • OON – Officer of the Order of the Niger
  • MFR – Member of the Order of the Federal Republic
  • MON – Member of the Order of the Niger

The GCFR and GCON are respectively bestowed upon former Presidents and Vice Presidents of Nigeria including former military heads of state of Nigeria and Chiefs of General Staff.

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Cite this article as: Teslim Omipidan. (October 15, 2018). List Of Nigerian National Honours And Their Meanings. OldNaija. Retrieved from https://oldnaija.com/2018/10/15/list-of-nigerian-national-honours-and-their-meanings/

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