Kola, the eldest son of late Chief Moshood Abiola, on Tuesday received the Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR) award on behalf of his father.
President Muhammadu Buhari presented the insignia to him after the citation for Abiola, the presumed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, was read at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The Federal Government had last week conferred national honours on the late politician and two other heroes of democracy.
The late foremost human rights activist, Chief Gani Fawehinmi and Abiola’s running mate in 1993, Amb. Babagana Kingibe, also received the Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON) award.
Fawehinmi was conferred with a posthumous GCON honour.