President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Abuja conferred the highest national honour of Grand Commander of Order of Federal Republic, (GCFR) on the President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Buhari also conferred the second highest honour of Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON) on Vice President-elect Senator Kashim Shettima at an Investiture ceremony held at Conference Center of Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The two national honours are traditionally reserved for Presidents and Vice-President, respectively.
The ceremony also witnessed the handover of transition documents and symbolic transfer of baton of service from Buhari to Tinubu.
Buhari will hand over to the President-elect next Monday, May 29, 2023 at an elaborate ceremony billed for Eagle Square Abuja.