Sunday, 6 September 2020

President Buhari to travel to Niger for the 57th Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Authority of heads of states



President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja Monday for Niamey, Niger Republican participate in the Fifty-Seventh Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Authority Of Heads of States and Government.


The o e-day summit will deliberate on the Special Report on COVID-19 to be presented by President Buhari who was appointed the ECOWAS Champion on the fight shading COVID-19 during the Extraordinary Virtual Summit og ECOWAS on April 23, 2020.

As a Champion, the Nigerian leader was expected to coordinate the sub-regional response against the pandemic.

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In furtherance of the objective, under the supervision of the Champion, Nigerian Ministers of  health, Aviation and Finance were appointment Chairpersons of the Ministerial Coordination Committees on Health; Transport, Logistic and Trade; and Finance respectively.

The Summit will also receive a Special sport on the ECOWAS single Currency Programme to be Presented by President Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone and Chair of the Authority Og Heads of States and Government of the West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ),  and President Alassane Ouattara, who is Chair of the West African Economic Monetary Union ( WAEMU/UEMOA) .

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the President of the ECOWAS Commission, Jean Claude Kassi Brou will present to the West African leaders, the 2020 Interim Report on activities of the sun-regional body including ECOWAS Vision 2050.

The alarming rice in incidents of terrorism, insurgency, armed banditry and piracy will also come under focus, while the disruption of the Democratic process by the military in Mali, will receive further attention.

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Similarly, in Burkina Faso, Cote D’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea and Niger where parliamentary and presidential elections are scheduled for this year, the imperative to strengthen democracy in the Sub-region by respecting constitutional provisions, rule of law and outcomes of free and fair polls, will be emphasized

President Buhari, who will be accompanied to the Summit by ministers and other top government officials, will return to Abuja after the meeting.

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