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The Order of the Federal Republic (OFR) is one of two orders of merit, established by the Federal Republic of Nigeria in 1963. It is senior to the Order of the Niger.[1][2]

Order of the Federal Republic
Order of the Federal Republic (Nigeria).jpg
Order of the Federal Republic
TypeState decoration
Country Nigeria
Precedence
Next (higher)None
Next (lower)Order of the Niger
Order of the Federal Republic (civil) - Nigeria - ribbon bar.gif
Civil division
Order of the Federal Republic (military) - Nigeria - ribbon bar.gif
Military division
Ribbon bars of the Order of the Federal Republic

The highest honours where the Grand Commander in the Order of the Federal Republic and Grand Commander in the Order of the Niger are awarded to the President and Vice-President respectively. The Presiding Judge in the Supreme Court and the Chairman of the Senate are qualitate and ex officio Commander in the Order of the Niger.

The Nigerians have followed the British example in the form and structure of the Order. There are also post-nominal letters for the members of the Order of the Niger.

There is a Civil Division and a Military Division. The ribbon of the latter division has a small red line in the middle.

GradesEdit

The order has four grades:

  • Grand Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic (GCFR)
  • Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic (CFR)
  • Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic (OFR)
  • Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR)

RecipientsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "National Honours Act" (PDF). Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre. Retrieved 24 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Ribbons of the Order of the Federal Republic of Nigeri and order of Niger" (GIF). Coleccionesmilitares.com.
  3. ^ Based on reporting from: "At last, Akinkunmi, designer of Nigerian flag, bags national award". Vanguard Media Ltd Nigeria.
  4. ^ "BN Bytes: Genevieve Nnaji, Stephanie Okereke, Amaka Igwe, Aliko Dangote & Jim Ovia receive National Honours - Photos from the Ceremony". Bellanaija.com. 15 November 2011. Retrieved 10 January 2019.

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