Friday, June 18, 2021

Buhari for ECOWAS mid-year summit in Accra



 President Muhammadu Buhari will be participating in the 59th Ordinary Session of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Authority of Heads of State and Government in Accra, Ghana on Saturday June 19, 2021.

The Nation

The President, who will depart Abuja on Saturday, would join other Heads of State of Government of ECOWAS for the mid-year statutory meeting of the regional bloc, with the exception of Mali, which was recently suspended from the group.

According to a statement issued by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, Former President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria, ECOWAS Special Envoy and Mediator to Mali, is expected to present a report on his latest working visit to the West African country to the Summit of the Heads of State.

The Heads of State and Government will also receive a report on ECOWAS institutional reforms, single currency programmes and a memorandum on the proposed mechanism of rotation of ECOWAS Member States’ candidature to the Chairmanship of the African Union.

President Buhari will be accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyema, Minister of State, Foreign Affairs, Zubairu Dada, Minister of Defence, Maj. General Bashir Magashi (Rtd), Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, the National Security Adviser, Maj. General Babagana Monguno (Rtd), Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele and the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ambassador Ahmed Rufa’i Abubakar.

The President is expected back in Abuja at the end of the Summit.Facebook

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