President Goodluck Jonathan has directed the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Anyim Pius Anyim, to place the designer of the national flag, Mr Taiwo Akinkunmi, a lifetime salary of a presidential assistant.
The president gave the directive today in Abuja after conferring national honour awards on 313 distinguished Nigerians.
Jonathan also directed the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Bala Mohammed, to give one flat each to a taxi driver, Mr Umeh Usuah; a traffic warden, Solomon Dauda and the head of the presidential stewards, Onuh Isaac Michael.
The president, who specially recognised Usuah, Dauda and Michael, said their cases had proven wrong, those taking into criminalities because of poverty.
Usuah bagged Member of the Federal Republic (MFR) for returning N18 million a passenger forgot in his vehicle; whole Dauda and Michael bagged Member of the Order of the Niger (MON).
Our correspondent reports that the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), John Oyegun and the governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, were among the awardees that were absent at the event.