Breaking! NMG Tukur Bags Ivorian National Honour


By News Editor


The Chairman, Board of Trustees of the National Mandate Group, NMG, Amb. Hassan Ardo Tukur has been honoured with the Ivorian national honour of Officer of the Order of the Nation of Cote d’ivoire.

Tukur who was former Principal Private Secretary to former President Goodluck Jonathan, received the award in Abidjan at a ceremony presided over by Madamme Henrieta Diabate, the Grand Chancellor of the Republic. The colourful ceremony and award was given to international persons who have distinguished themselves in significant contributions to development, nation building and humanity in general.

The august event attracted very important personalities from various works of life, the international community and foreign missions in the country.

Amb. Tukur who is a diplomat of outstanding repute had served in Nigerian missions and embassies some of which include Sao Tome and Principe, Equitorial Guinea among several others before his appointment as Pricinpal Private Secretary to ex President Goidluck Ebele Jonathan of Nigeria in 2011. Madamme Henrieta Diabate’ The grand Chancellor of the Republic is empowered by the Ivoirien constitution to perform such investiture on persons who have been carefully selected and adjudged deserving of the award. Such honours are usually approved by the President of the Republic.

In her speech, Madamme Diabate personally noted the choice of Ambassador Tukur whom she refered to by name, as contributing to the development and peaceful coexistence of Cote d’ivoire. Most especially during their trying moments as an emissary of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in brokering peace between the warring groups then. 113 people other recipients were honoured and Ambassador Tukur is the only Nigerian and Foreigner among them.


In an interview following the investiture, Ambassador thanked the government and people of the repiblic of Cote d’ Ivoire for the honours done him which he has dedicated to Nigeria and all patriots who are committed to peace, harmony and development in the entire subregion. He also thank Nigeria for giving him the opportunity to serve in different missions at home and abroad.

Ambassador Hassan Ardo Tukur is also a beneficiary of two other honours from Nigeria; Officer of the Order of the Niger, OFR and Equatorial Guinean; Commander of the Order of Independence.


Ambassador Tukur is married with children and hails from Adamawa State.

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