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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’ivore.

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 former international personalities who have distinguished themselves in their various contributions to development, nation building and humanity.

The event attracted very important personalities from various works of live and the international community.

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 other countries before being appointed the 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 on record, have performed distinguished service to the nation and humanity.

Such honours are usually approved by the President of the Republic.

In her opening speech, Madamme Diabate personally noted the choice of Ambassador Tukur whom she refered to by name, of contributing to the development and peaceful coexistence of Cote d’ivoire. 113 people other recipients were honoured and Ambassador Tukur is the only Nigerian and Foreigner among them.


In an interview, 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 the two other honours from Nigeria including Officer of the Order of the Niger, OFR and Equatorial Guinean Commander of the Order of Independence.

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