In recognition of his service to the nation, General Ibrahim Babangida was conferred with one of the highest national honour-awards, the Grand Commander of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (GCFR). Apart from this he has also been decorated on different occasions- these are the Defence Service Medical (DSM); The National Service Medal (NSM); The Royal Service Medal (RSM); the Forces Services Star (FSS). And the General Service Medal (GSM). During a state visit to Great Britain in May 1989, Queen Elizabeth II conferred President Babangida with the Knight Grand Cross of the Bath (GCB). He reciprocated by conferring on the English Monarch, Nigeria’s highest honour, the Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR).