President Muhammadu Buhari will on Tuesday, January 18, 2023, receive the “African Award for Strengthening Peace’’ in Nouakchott, Islamic Republic of Mauritania, for his leadership role in promoting peace on the continent, through regular inventions, counsels, and conciliatory position.
The President leaves for Nouakchott on Monday and returns on Wednesday.
The award according to a statement issued by the special adviser to the president on media and publicity Femi Adesina will be presented to President Buhari by the Abu Dhabi Peace Forum, which is an assembly of leaders established in 2014 to pursue new ways to embrace inclusive citizenship, promote lasting peace, and work towards a safer and more sustainable world for everyone.
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Before the international recognition for serving Nigeria and the larger interest of peace in Africa, the President will participate in the Programme of the Third Forum of the African Conference for Peace, where he will deliver a speech on milestones and gains in the African peace process.
President Buhari will be accompanied by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyema, Minister of Defence, Maj. Gen. Bashir Salihi Magashi, National Security Adviser, Maj. Gen. Mohammed B. Monguno and Director General of the National Intelligence Agency, Amb. Ahmed Rufai Abubakar.
(Editor: Nkoli Omhoudu)