resident Muhammadu Buhari was honoured in Nouakchott, Islamic Republic of Mauritania, for his role in promoting the maintenance of peace on the African continent, particularly through regular counsels and conciliatory meetings.
He will receive the “African Award for Strengthening Peace” on Tuesday, January 17, 2023.
To that end, Buhari is scheduled to travel to Mauritania on Monday to accept the award, according to a statement issued by the presidency’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.
The Abu Dhabi Peace Forum is expected to bestow the award on President Buhari, according to the itinerary.
The forum is a gathering of leaders founded in 2014 to explore contemporary approaches to inclusive citizenship, instilling lasting peace, and working toward a safer and more sustainable world for all.
Buhari will take advantage of the opportunity to participate in the Third Forum of the African Conference for Peace.
He is expected to deliver a speech on the African peace process’s milestones and gains.
He will travel to Nouakchott on Monday and return on Wednesday, accompanied by Foreign Affairs Minister Geoffrey Onyeama, Defence Minister Maj. Gen. Bashir Salihi Magashi, National Security Adviser Maj. Gen. Mohammed B. Monguno, and National Intelligence Agency Director General Amb. Ahmed Rufai Abubakar.
According to VESTA DAILY, President Buhari has been proactive in African peace-building initiatives, playing critical roles in ensuring democratic tenents in Guinea Bissau, Mali, and Chad, among others.
He recently revealed that ECOWAS member countries were devising strategies to put an end to coup plotting across the continent.