National Service

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In today’s Religious and National Values class, we will be learning about  National Service

National Service 

National Service

National Service is what we do to make our country better, including doing extraordinary things done as a citizen of a country. 

National Service to your country is when you have done something that is very good for the country or that makes the country proud. 

As a result of National Service, the government of the country can give the citizen a national honour. 

National Honours are the highest honours or awards that a citizen can receive from his or her country for service to the country.

For example, a citizen may receive a national honour for inventing something useful to other citizens of the country, for performing well in an important job or for writing a brilliant book.

The Nigerian government decides which citizens get honours. Everyone may not always agree on who deserves national honours. Sometimes the person receiving the honour may decide that he or she does not want it. 

In 2004, the famous Nigerian author, Chinua Achebe, was awarded a national honour by the Nigerian government but he rejected it because he was disappointed with the way the government was ruling Nigeria at the time.

There are different kinds of honours that a citizen may receive in Nigeria. 

These honours have ranks, meaning that some are higher than others. The national honours that we have in Nigeria are :​

  • Member of the Order of the Niger (MON)
  • Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR)
  • Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON)
  • Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic (OFR)



What is National Service?


Reading Assignment

Identify any two types of National Honour


Weekend Assignment

Explain a reason why a country can choose to honour her citizen. 


We hope you enjoyed today’s class. In our next class, we will be talking about National Service.

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