President Buhari Travels Out To Receive Peace Award

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Monday 16th January depart the shores of Nigeria for Nouakchott, Islamic Republic of Mauritania to receive a peace award.

According to a statement on Sunday by the Special Adviser to the President on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, the award will be conferred on Tuesday 18th January.

The presidential media aide said Buhari will receive the “African Award for Strengthening Peace’’ for his leadership role in promoting peace on the African continent, through regular inventions, counsels, and conciliatory positions.

He added that, “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.”

According to Adesina, 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 proces.

President Buhari who is expected back in the country on Wednesday will be accompanied on the trip by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, Minister of Defence, Maj. Gen. Bashir Salihi Magashi, National Security Adviser,

Mohammed B. Monguno and Director General of the National Intelligence Agency, Amb. Ahmed Rufai Abubakar.

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