JUST IN: National Honours list out soon –Buhari

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The Presidency is already working on a list of Nigerians deserving of National Honours as a result of their contributions to national growth.

He said many people had been identified as being qualified for recognition and would be honoured.

President Muhammadu Buhari made this known on Thursday while receiving a delegation of members of Buhari Support Group Centre (BSGC) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

He said the intention of his administration was to “leave a better country for our children, and for coming generations,” and those who partake in such national effort would be duly rewarded with National Honours.

“Many people are qualified for such honours. We are looking at it, and we will appreciate the contributions of such people,” President Buhari said.

He commended members of BSGC, who have made immense personal sacrifices to support him since he joined partisan politics, adding that they did so out of personal conviction, “because I’m not known to be a very generous person.”

The President added: “What you are doing can’t be materially compensated. You are doing it out of conviction, at the expense of your pockets, and it is God that will reward you.”

Speaking, Director General of BSGC, Umaru Dembo, said the group had sensitized Nigerians on the need to get their voters cards, keep them safe, “and voting the right candidates during elections.”

President Buhari was decorated as Grand Patron of the Buhari Support Group Centre, and also presented with two books and discs done by the group.