• Tue. Apr 23rd, 2024

ECOWAS Summit Set To Begin As President Tinubu Arrives Venue

West African heads of state are set to begin their meeting in Guinea-Bissau, with a range of issues on the agenda for the summit of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

Nigeria’s President, Bola Ahmed Tinubu who arrived 2 hours ago at the venue for the Summit which is just opposite the Guinea-Bissau, Presidential Villa.

The President who is expected to emerge as the favourite leader to take the chair of the West African regional organisation may finally take over from the outgoing leader of the sub-regional political and economic body, President Umaro Sissoco Embaló of Guinea-Bissau.

However, President, Bola Ahmed Tinubu will be joining other leaders at the Ecowas Summit to address memoranda on pressing sub-regional issues including; Report of the 50th Ordinary Session of the Mediation and Security Council (MSC) covering security challenges faced by the member countries.

The summit will also discuss the Report of the 90th Ordinary Session of ECOWAS Council of Ministers on the financial situation of the body and the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), as well as Report on the status of Transition in the Republics of Mali, Burkina Faso and Guinea.

A Memoranda on the ECOWAS Single Currency Programme and the Report on Obstacles to Free Movement of Goods on the Abidjan- Lagos corridor are also among other items slated for discussion at the all important summit.

BELLO WAKILI