The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has unveiled plans to confer an award of democracy Icon on President Muhammadu Buhari.
ECOWAS Chairman, Guinea Bissau’s Umaro Sissoco Embalo, made the disclosure at a bilateral meeting with the President on the sidelines of the ongoing 5th United Nations Conference on Least Developed Countries in Doha, Qatar.
A statement by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said the award is in recognition of President Buhari’s achievements in the defence and promotion of democracy in West Africa.
Accirding to President Embalo, the Nigerian leader 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 non-democratic regimes.
For this, the ECOWAS Chairman, said President Buhari will have his name on the Roll of Honor 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, stressing that democracy is the best pathway to bringing together diverse people and a dependable vehicle for the achievement of national development.