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Buhari jets to Mauritania for peace award

Muhammadu Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari


Kazeem Owoseni

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), will on Monday, January 16, 2023 depart Abuja, the Federal City of Nigeria for Nouakchott, the capital city of Islamic Republic of Mauritania for an official engagement that will last for two days.

According to a statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr. Femi Adesina while in Nouakchott, Buhari will receive the African Award for strengthening peace.

“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.

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, 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.”

However, the President’s official engagement to the country will end on Wednesday, 18 January, 2023.

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