Buhari jets out for Mauritania, to receive ‘peace award’

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President Muhammadu Buhari, will on Monday depart Abuja for the Mauritanian capital city of Nouakchott for official engagements.

This was disclosed by presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, in a statement late Sunday.

Adesina said, while in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, Buhari will be presented with the African Award for strengthening peace by the Abu Dhabi Peace Forum.

He said the president will also 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 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,” the statement partly read.

“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.”