Buhari Visits Niger Republic On Monday

SAN FRANCISCO, September 06, (THEWILL) – President Muhammadu Buhari will on Monday, depart Nigeria for Niger Republic to participate in the 57th Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government meeting. The President will also be accompanied by some of his ministers and other top government officials.

In a statement by the Presidential Spokesman, Garba Shehu, President Buhari is expected to participate in a “One-Day Summit on a Special Report on COVID-19” which will be “presented by President Buhari who was appointed the ECOWAS Champion on the Fight against COVID-19 during the Extraordinary Virtual Summit of ECOWAS on April 23, 2020.”

The increasing rate of terrorism, armed banditry and the democratic process by the military in Mali, will also be discussed at the summit.

The summit will receive “a Special Report on the ECOWAS Single Currency Programme to be presented by President Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone and Chair of the Authority of Heads of State 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)”, the statement added.

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

“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 emphasised,” the statement added.