EKO HOT BLOG reports that renowned comedian Ayo Makun, popularly known as AY, has shared his thoughts on the national honour bestowed upon him by former President Muhammadu Buhari, dismissing calls for its rejection and expressing his gratitude for the recognition.
Taking to his Instagram page on Monday, AY expressed his excitement regarding the prestigious award, stating,
“I’m indeed happy to be listed amongst individuals adding value to the country in all spheres of human endeavor.” The comic actor revealed that he had been awarded the Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR) cadre.
In response to individuals urging him to reject the national honour, AY firmly stated his decision not to do so, emphasizing that the award is a symbol of national recognition and pride. He emphasized that the nation itself is of paramount importance, surpassing any president or political party involved in presenting the award.
“My allegiance is to a country where I have contributed my own quota, and I am more than happy to be rewarded by the same nation.”
The Ministry of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs recently announced the names of 339 distinguished Nigerians who have been selected as recipients of the 2023 national honours. Among the recipients are notable entertainers, including acclaimed singer Davido and ace filmmaker Kunle Afolayan, highlighting their significant contributions to their respective fields.
The national honours serve as a means of acknowledging and celebrating individuals who have made outstanding achievements and contributed to the betterment of the nation. These awards are presented annually to individuals who have demonstrated exemplary commitment and dedication in their various endeavors, thereby positively impacting Nigerian society.
AY’s acceptance of the national honour reflects his commitment to the country and his belief in the value of his contributions. The comedian’s decision has garnered admiration and respect from fans and followers, who recognize his significant impact on Nigeria’s entertainment industry and his unwavering loyalty to the nation.
As the news of the national honours spreads, it highlights the diverse talents and remarkable achievements of individuals across various sectors in Nigeria. The recognition serves as an inspiration and a reminder of the outstanding accomplishments of Nigerians both at home and abroad.
The national honours ceremony represents a significant occasion for the nation, celebrating excellence and providing a platform to honor those who have made remarkable contributions to the progress and development of Nigeria.
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