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