The Olu of Warri, Ogiame Atuwatse III, will on Tuesday, October 11, be conferred with the National Award of Commander of the order of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (CFR) by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The conferment notice signed by the Minister of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs, George Akume, said the Olu of Warri would 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 one-page citation and current passport photograph”.
The award for the first-class monarch would be coming barely a month when Dotcom Communication the Publisher, Pleasure Magazine equally honored Ogiame Atuwatse III with Humanitarian Royal Father of the year award for his humanitarian contribution since his emergence last year as the Olu of Warri at a well-attended event at Transcorp Hilton hotels Abuja.
Also sometime in June, Olu of Warri was presented with the key to the City of Brampton by Mayor Patrick Brown in Canada during Ogiame’s 6 days visit to drive foreign direct investment to Warri Kingdom.