Renowned Nigerian artiste, David Adeleke well known as Davido, and other notable personalities from the country such as Kunle Afolayan, and 337 others have been announced as recipients of the 2023 national awards.
On Sunday, the Ministry of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, announced the award in various cadres.
The talented artiste, Davido was awarded the Officer Of The Order of The Niger (OON) while Multi-award-winning filmmaker Kunle Afolayan was also awarded the OON.
Nigerian footballer, Victor Osimhen, who’s goal earned Napoli its first Serie A title in 33 years, was also awarded an MFR (Member of The Order of Federal Republic).
Another Nigerian, a Socialite and businessman Terry Waya was also awarded in the OFR (Order of the Federal Republic) cadre.
Following this development, recipients of the 2023 national awards have all been asked to submit a soft copy of their citation or resume to the ministry on or before May 31.
According to the ministry, June 1, 2023 has been scheduled as the day meant for recipients to be physically present for the collection of their medals and certificates.