The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has finalized arrangements to honor President Muhammadu Buhari with an award in recognition of his achievements in the defense and promotion of democracy as a system of government throughout the subregion.
Guinea Bissau’s Umaro Sissoco Embalo, the ECOWAS Chairman made this known on Tuesday at a bilateral meeting with the president on the sidelines of the ongoing 5th United Nations Conference on Least Developed Countries in Doha, Qatar.
In a statement released by Mallam Garba Shehu, the presidential spokesperson President Embalo said the Nigerian president had done more than any other to support democratic governments in West Africa, just as he had done exceptionally well, waging battles against the emergence of non-democratic regimes.
ECOWAS Chairman said President Buhari will have his name on the Roll of Honour in the community’s new headquarters building upon its completion in Abuja, so that future generations of West African citizens will know about the greatness he achieved and to copy his laudable examples.
President Buhari welcomed the proposition, saying that democracy is the best pathway to bringing together diverse people and a dependable vehicle for the achievement of national development.
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