President Buhari leaves for Mauritania to receive peace award

President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja for Nouakchott today to receive the “African Award for Strengthening Peace’’ in the Mauritanian capital tomorrow.

According to presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, the award is for the President’s leadership role in promoting peace on the continent.

Mr. Adesina said the award will be presented to President Buhari by the Abu Dhabi Peace Forum, which is an assembly of leaders established in twenty-fourteen to pursue new ways to embrace inclusive citizenship, promote lasting peace, and work towards a safer and more sustainable world for everyone.

Before receiving the award, President Buhari will participate in the African Conference for Peace, where he will deliver a speech on milestones and gains in the African peace process.