The Great Commander of the Order of Niger (GCON) is the Nigeria’s second highest national honor, after the Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR) – an award which is only reserved for Nigerian Presidents and Heads of state.
Alhaji Aliko Dangote – Chairman Dangote Group Private GCON
Dangoted is the first Nigerian outside government to receive the prestigious honor.
Mike Adenuga – CHAIRMAN/CEO, GLOBACOM NIG LTD)
Up until last 2011 when Aliko Dangote was given the award, the GCON had only been awarded to Vice-Presidents, Chief Justices of the country and Senate Presidents.