Former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Attahiru Jega has been honoured with two international awards for his role in the 2015 general election.
Jega was on Tuesday, honoured with the 2015 Charles Manatt democracy award by the International Foundation for Electoral Systems, in Washington.
He was also awarded with an integrity award by US-based Nigerian Higher Education Foundation at the Waldorf Astoria, New York.
Speaking of the accolades, Jega said: “I am humbled to be receiving the 2015 democracy award, and will also like to recognise my colleagues at INEC for their dedication to a credible and transparent electoral process.
“Over the last five years, we’ve come a long way in the conduct of elections in Nigeria, and I think the outcome of the 2015 elections speak directly to this work.
“All my colleagues at INEC share the credit for this success. The mood in my country presently is extremely upbeat, following the first democratic transfer of power in our history.”