President Muhammadu Buhari is scheduled to receive the African Award for Strengthening Peace on the continent.
The President will receive the award on Tuesday in Nouakchott, the Mauritanian capital , for his “maturity in building peace” through regular inventions, counsels, and conciliatory positions.
The award 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.
Before the international recognition for serving Nigeria, and the larger interest of peace in Africa, the President will participate in the Programmed 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”.
A statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said President Buhari will depart for Nouakchott tomorrow, Monday, and return on Wednesday.
He will be accompanied by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; Minister of Defense, Bashir Magashi; National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno; and Director-General of National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador Rufai Abubakar.
Reporting by Abdullah Bello; Editing by Fany Olumoye, Abdullahi Lamino and Tony Okerafor