Nigeria President, Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who was declared the winner of 2019 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday in Oslo, Norway.
Buhari in a statement on Friday in Abuja by the Special Adviser to the President on Media & Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina said this portended a good sign for the peace processes within countries, and across borders on the African continent.
He felicitated with the Prime Minister, his cabinet and all Ethiopians on the remarkable global recognition of winning the 100th peace prize, which was attributed to a decision to end the 20-year conflict between two African countries, Ethiopia and Eritrea.
The President reiterated his belief that African development is strongly tied to peaceful co-existence, and deliberate efforts by governments and people to sustain harmony within and between countries, urging more concerted and collective partnership on peace in the continent.
He prayed that the global recognition would spur more interest on issues of peace in Africa, and drive home the immeasurable benefits.