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President Buhari Departs Nigeria To Receive Peace Award In Mauritania

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President Muhammadu Buhari will on Monday depart Abuja for Nouakchott, the capital of Islamic Republic of Mauritania.

President Buhari Departs Nigeria To Receive Peace Award In Mauritania

Buhari Leaves For Mauritania

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday,  Buhari will receive “African Award for Strengthening Peace” in Nouakchott.

Adesina said the award will be presented to Buhari by the Abu Dhabi Peace Forum, adding that the president will deliver a speech on milestones and gains in the African peace process at the conference.

The statement read, “President Muhammadu Buhari will on Tuesday, January 18, 2023, receive ‘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.

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“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 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.”

The President is accompanied on the trip by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; Minister of Defence, Maj. Gen. Bashir Magashi (retd); National Security Adviser, Maj. Gen. Mohammed Monguno (retd); and Director General of the National Intelligence Agency, Amb. Ahmed Abubakar.

This comes barely a month after President Muhammadu Buhari bagged a peace and security award in Abu Dhabi.

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