The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), is attending an event to award former president Goodluck Jonathan and 43 other prominent Nigerians.
The ongoing event is taking place in the Conference room of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The awards will also see 16 state governors, including Nyesom Wike of Rivers State; Senate President, Ahmad Lawan; Speaker of House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, and service chiefs honoured with various awards for their services.
Nigeria Excellence Award in Public Service was set up to recognise distinguished public service to Nigeria, either contributions to individuals, state or local community, or the public through excellence in leadership, service, or humanitarianism.
To be eligible, the recipient must be a living Public Official or a private citizen excelling consistently in a given sphere of influence, in good character standing, and must also be at the forefront of service and innovation.