President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja to Nouakchott, Islamic Republic of Mauritania, on Monday to participate in the Programme of the Third Forum of the African Conference for Peace.
The President is expected at the conference to deliver a speech on milestones and gains in the African peace process.
President Buhari will also on Tuesday, January 18, 2023, receive the “African Award for Strengthening Peace’’ in Nouakchott, for his leadership role in promoting peace on the continent, through regular inventions, counsels and conciliatory positions.
A statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Chief Femi Adesina explained 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 the statement, “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.
“President Buhari will depart for Nouakchott on Monday and return Wednesday, accompanied by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, Minister of Defence, Maj. Gen. Bashir Salihi Magashi, National Security Adviser, Maj. Gen. Mohammed B. Monguno and Director General of the National Intelligence Agency, Amb. Ahmed Rufai Abubakar.”