President Muhammadu Buhari will on Tuesday receive “African Award for Strengthening Peace’’ in Nouakchott, Mauritania, for his leadership role in promoting peace on the continent, through regular inventions, counsels and conciliatory position.
Mr Femi Adesina, the President’s spokesman, confirmed this development in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.
According to him, the award will be presented to the president by the Abu Dhabi Peace Forum, which is an assembly of leaders established in 2014 to pursue new ways to embrace inclusive citizenship.
The forum also promotes 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.
Adesina stated that the president would deliver a speech on milestones and gains in the African peace process.
According to the media aide, Buhari will depart for Nouakchott on Monday and return on Wednesday.
The president would be accompanied by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, Minister of Defence, Gen. Bashir Magashi, National Security Adviser, Gen. Babagana Monguno and Director-General of the National Intellige Agency, Amb. Ahmed Rufai.