On Thursday, July 14, the ex-president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, was honored with Zambia’s highest award, the Order of the Eagle, by the President, Mr. Hakainde Hichilema.
It was gathered that the ceremony took place at Lusaka, the country’s capital. Two former Presidents, Ellen Sirleaf Johnson of Liberia and Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone also got similar honors at the colorful ceremony.
Kehinde Akinyemi, the Special Assistant on Media to the former Nigerian President revealed that the honors were contained in a government official gazette, which was made available on Wednesday, July 13.
Akinyemi said in the publication with No 7146, Vol. LVIII, No. 72, the gazette notice No.1067 of 2022 of the Constitution of Zambia notifying the public of the honors, was signed by the Acting Secretary of the Cabinet, P.K Kangwa.
Speaking on behalf of awardees, Obasanjo said the honor would serve as an encouragement to do more for the continent.
“On behalf of the awardees, I wish to thank you for the honor done us.
“We take this honor as an encouragement to do more. Whatever we have done for Africa and for humanity to make you honor us, we assure you we will do more,” he said.