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Liberia: Weah honors Buhari with national award

Liberia’s President George Weah has conferred the country’s highest national honors on Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari.

President Buhari was in Liberia as Special Guest of Honor at the country’s 172nd Independence Anniversary on Friday.

Buhari’s media aide Garba Shehu said in a statement that his boss received “The Grand Cordon of the Knighthood of Venerable Order of the Pioneers.”

“The award is presented by the government for outstanding and distinguished service in international affairs, government, religion, art, science and commerce.

“It is also for singular acts of philanthropy and deeds of heroism and valour,” Garba Shehu stated.

George Weah became President of Liberia in 2018, taking over from Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.

He won the presidential election in 2017, defeating the incumbent government at the time.


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