President Muhammadu Buhari has urged ECOWAS member-states to work in unison to effectively address the numerous problems threatening peaceful existence in the sub-region.
President Buhari gave the advice in Abuja at the opening of the 60th Ordinary Session Of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the ECOWAS.
The Nigerian leader observed that today’s realities should remind member-states of the need to continue to forge stronger solidarity to address new challenges, including the current third wave of Covid-19 pandemic and its Omicron variant.
He urged member-states to carefully consider the issues to be presented at the summit and take well-informed decisions on them for the welfare and well-being of their peoples and the future of the regional grouping.
echoing the stance of the Nigerian leader, Ghana’s president, Nana Akuffo-Addo, faulted the travel ban imposed on some ECOWAS member-states, and called for local vaccine production.
President Akuffo-Addo condemned the persistent killing of innocent people by terrorist groups in the sub-region.
Reporting by Abdullah Bello; Editing by Omotola Oguneye and Tony Okerafor