The Presidency Monday described the Abu Dhabi Peace Forum award to be conferred on President Muhammadu Buhari as a parting gift for his leadership role in promoting peace in Africa through regular inventions, counsels and conciliation.
The President would on Tuesday, January 17 2023, receive the “African Award for Strengthening Peace’’ in Nouakchott, the capital of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania. Fielding questions from journalists, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity Mr Femi Adesina said the President has spent his entire life fighting for peace in Nigeria, West Africa and Africa .
“Peace is everything to individuals, nations , corporations, to any organization peace is very important, therefore the peace award that is being given to our President is worth its weight in gold.
“Because This is a man that has spent his entire life fighting for peace so to speak . He fought for the war of unity for the country .After that he intervened in the political affairs of the country , just to restore cohesion and after that he contested for the president of the country and all towards guaranteeing peace and development.
“Without peace they cant be development , they can’t . be economic development . They can’t be corporate progress .
“This is a President that has spent about 8 years now working for Nigeria, working for the west African sub region,working for Africa continent .
“This award coming at a time like this is a very good one ,it is one of the parting gift our president is having from his own continent,” he said.