President Muhammadu Buhari received an award for his hard work in promoting religious peace and harmony in Nigeria.
This comes after the Secretary-General of the Abu Dhabi Forum, Sheikh Al-Mahfoudh Bin Bayyah visited Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari in Washington on Tuesday December 13, along with his Deputy, Pastor Bob Roberts of the United States.
This visit was to invite President Buhari to the Abu Dhabi Foundation’s award ceremony and to inform him of his award as a president.
This award of peace and security was also to congratulate President Buhari for his hard-work and co-operation in supporting the Foundation to achieve its goal of anti-religious extremism and peaceful co-existence amongst all religions. The award was the Foundation’s way of rewarding President Buhari for accomplishing such in his country.
While welcoming the Foundation’s Secretary-General and his deputy, President Buhari revealed that he had done his best to promote multi-religious peace in Nigeria throughout his Seven-and-half years as President. He said that the vision of his government is to produce youths that are free of the attitudes of religious extremism and violence.
Addressing his guests, President Buhari said, “We are big in size and population, facing many challenges, but in many areas, we are trying. In seven-and-a-half years, I have done my best.
“Your work is very important in helping, especially the youth, to understand one another and at the same time, to be proud of their heritage.
“This great initiative by you will help future generations to plan well and live together in peace. On our part, we’ll continue to solve our problems, especially as they relate to the youths.”