President Muhammadu Buhari has conferred the Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON) national award on the immediate past Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Muhammed Tanko.
The conferment took place at the swearing-in of Justice Olukayode Ariwoola as Acting Chief Judge of Nigeria (CJN) at the State House.
According to President Buhari, the award was being conferred on the jurist for the good work he did while he served as the CJN.
He added that under Justice Muhammad’s watch the judiciary judiciously exercised its powers in line with the provisions of the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The GCON award is the second-highest national honour that can be bestowed on any Nigerian national.