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Buhari off to Mauritania for African Conference for Peace

While there, President Buhari will also on Tuesday, January 18, 2023, receive the “African Award for Strengthening Peace’’ for his leadership role in promoting peace on the continent through regular inventions, counsels and conciliatory positions.

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari will on Monday depart Abuja for Nouakchott, Islamic Republic of Mauritania, to participate in the 3rd forum of the African Conference for Peace.

Buhari will be accompanied on the trip by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, the Minister of Defence, retired Maj.-Gen. Bashir Salihi Magashi, the National Security Adviser, retired Maj.-Gen. Mohammed B. Monguno and the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Amb. Ahmed Rufai Abubakar.

He is expected to deliver a speech on “Milestones and gains in the African peace process”, at the conference.

While there, President Buhari will also on Tuesday, January 18, 2023, receive the “African Award for Strengthening Peace’’ for his leadership role in promoting peace on the continent through regular inventions, counsels and conciliatory positions.

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According to the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, the award will be presented to President Buhari by the Abu Dhabi Peace Forum, which is an assembly of leaders.

It was 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,” a statement obtained by Persecondnews on Sunday said.

President Buhari is expected back in the country on Wednesday.

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