He was given the Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR) honour.
Many fans called on him to reject the honour because he was backing the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate Peter Obi.
But the comedian balked at the idea. He tweeted: ‘’Those of you shaming or asking me to reject ‘A National Honour’ are clearly missing a vital point.
“Our country is bigger and more important than any president or political party awarding it.
“A national honour is the highest recognition anyone can get for his or her contributions to nation building.
“So my allegiance is to a country where i have contributed my own quota, and i am more than happy to be rewarded by the same nation.”
The medals and certificates are scheduled to be collected on June 1.