Olusegun Obasanjo Receives Zambia’s Highest Award

Olusegun Obasanjo Receives Zambia's Highest Award

Olusegun Obasanjo Receives Zambia’s Highest Award

Olusegun Obasanjo Receives Zambia’s Highest Award

The Order of the Eagle, Zambia’s highest honor, was presented to Chief Olusegun Obasanjo by Mr. Hakainde Hichilema on Thursday in Lusaka.

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Two previous presidents—Edward Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone and Ellen Sirleaf Johnson of Liberia—also got similar accolades on the joyous occasion.

Kehinde Akinyemi, Chief Obasanjo’s special assistant, made this announcement and noted that the honors were included in a government publication that was made public on Wednesday.

In the publication with No 7146, Vol. LVIII, No. 72, the gazette notice No.1067 of 2022 of the Constitution of Zambia notifying the public of the honors, was signed by the Acting Secretary of the Cabinet, P.K Kangwa.

Olusegun Obasanjo Receives Zambia’s Highest Award

According to him,  “the Presidential Honours and Awards (Conferment) Notice, 2022. It is notified for public information that in the exercise of the powers contained in Article 92 (2)(g) of the Constitution of Zambia, the President, Mr. Hakainde Hichilema, will, at the Special investiture ceremony to be held on 14th July 2022, confer Honours and Awards specified in the schedule on the persons named in the schedule.

“The Order of the Eagle of Zambia 1st Div  – Olusegun Obasanjo – Nigeria,  Ellen Sirleaf Johnson – Liberia, Ernest Bai Koroma – Sierra Leone.

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Reacting on behalf of awardees, Obasanjo said the honor would serve as an encouragement to do more for the continent.

“On behalf of the awardees, I wish to thank you for the honor done to us. We take this honor as an encouragement to do more. Whatever we have done for Africa and for humanity to make you honor us, we assure you we will do more.”

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