President Muhammadu Buhari has been declared the winner of the 2021 Great Builder Super Prize for Trophée Babacar Ndiaye.
Naija News reports that Buhari takes over from Abdel Fattah al-Sissi of Egypt, who won the 2020 prize.
Nigeria’s president was named the winner during the inaugural Africa Road Builders Conference held on March 31 in Cairo, Egypt.
This was made known in a statement from the African Development Bank (AfDB) on Friday.
The trophy would be awarded on June 24 on the sidelines of the AfDB’s Annual Meetings.
The selection committee noted Nigeria’s efforts to improve road safety and air quality for road users.
It also commended efforts to obtain COVID-19 vaccines and for advancing major transport projects, especially in the rail sector that would ensure the optimal operation of roads and transport.
However, Fattah al-Sissi received the award “for his personal leadership and for the efforts made to ensure road safety and the health of the population in the context of transport”.
Meanwhile, Buhari on Saturday received the second dose of the AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 Vaccine.
The Presidency in a post on Twitter noted that the president received the vaccine at State House in Abuja.
The tweet read, “President @MBuhari receives the second dose of the AstraZeneca/Oxford #COVID19 Vaccine, at the State House, on May 29, 2021. #AsoVillaToday #YesToCovid19Vaccine.”
Recall that Buhari, in March received the first dose of the vaccine which was administered to him by his personal physician, Dr Suhayb Sanusi.