The Ogun State Government expressed its “profound gratitude to President Mohammadu Buhari.”
A statement by Secretary to the State Government Taiwo Adeoluwa said “We are grateful to President Mohammadu Buhari for this recognition of an illustrious son of Ogun State and an icon of our democratic struggle, Chief M. K. O Abiola.
“President Buhari has shown with this action that he is a man that believes in justice and giving to every person his or her dues.
“Although this posthumous award may appear to some people to have come late, we thank the President. We urge all lovers of democracy and goodwill to continue to support the ideals for which Chief M. K. O Abiola lived and died for.
“For us in Ogun State, we shall not forget Bashorun M. K. O Abiola”.