Nigerian Leader, President Goodluck Jonathan today (Thursday 6) presented
the 2012 Nigerian National Order of Merit Award to Professor Samuel Ohaegbulam (medicine) and Professor Emmanuel Oyeleye (humanities) at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The president said that the purpose of the award is to encourage technological research essential for socio-economic development of the country.
Jonathan also assured the Nigerian National Merit Award (NNMA) of Federal Government continuous support.
Prof Samuel Ohaegbulam is a consultant neurosurgeon at the University of Nigeria Enugu Campus and director of Memfys neurosurgical hospital Enugu.
His son Chima is also a celebrated consultant neurosurgeon in the US.
Prof Emmanuel Oyeleye is with the University of Ibadan.
The national order of merit award is the highest and most prestigious honour the nation bestows on its citizens at home and in the Diaspora for proving creative intellectual and academic contribution of national and global significance.
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