Order of the Federal Republic

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
TypeState decoration
Country Nigeria
Precedence
Next (higher)None
Next (lower)Order of the Niger

Military Division

Civil Division
Ribbon bars of the Order of the Federal Republic

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

Grades edit

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)

Recipients edit

Grand Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic (GCFR) edit

Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON) edit

Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic (CFR) edit

Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic (OFR) edit

Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR) edit

Member of the Order Of Niger (OON)[37] edit

References edit

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