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FG refutes viral list of National honours nominees
 
By: News Editor
Mon, 3 Oct 2022   ||   Nigeria, Abuja
 

The Federal Government on Monday, has described the supposed list of nominees for National Honours being circulated by some online media organisations as fake.
It was reported that the Media over the weekend was flooded with a series of names, purported to be on the list of Nigerians to be conferred with the National awards.
The list of nominees, which has now gone viral on the Internet, has however generated criticisms, especially over the calibre of people nominated for awards.
The Director Press, Federal Ministry of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Julie Jacobs,in a statement debunked the list and said the Government will publish the list of nominees at the appropriate time and medium.
She said; “The attention of the Federal Ministry of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs has been drawn to a purported list of nominees for National Honours being circulated by some online media organisations.’’
“While it is true that President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR, will be conferring National Honours on deserving Nigerians and friends of Nigeria on 11th October, 2022, the authentic list of nominees is yet to be released to the public. The Federal Ministry of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs will publish the list at the appropriate time and medium.’’
“Members of the public are hereby enjoined to discountenance the list in circulation as it is an attempt by overzealous reporters whose aim is to break news even when such news is fake.’’

 

 

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