Ahmed was announced as the winner of the coveted prize for his role in bringing to an end two decades of hostilities between his country and neighbour, Eriteria. In a statement issued via his verified Twitter handle, Buhari said that, the award was a good sign for peace processes in different areas of the African continent.
Buhari said, “I congratulate Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who was today declared winner of the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize for his remarkable work to end the 20-year conflict between Ethiopia and Eritrea. This recognition is a good sign for peace processes within countries and across borders in Africa.
“I believe that the development of Africa is strongly tied to peaceful co-existence, and to deliberate efforts by governments and citizens to sustain harmony within and between countries. We must do more in collaboration and partnership for peace across the continent.
“It is my hope and prayer that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s global recognition will spur more interest in issues of peace in Africa, and bring beneficial outcomes to the entire continent.”