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PMB promises to fulfil commitment to ECOWAS Parliament

Federal Government has promised to keep pledges made to the ECOWAS Parliament and to the sub-regional body at large.

President Buhari gave the assurance in Abuja while receiving a team from ECOWAS Parliament, led by the Speaker, Dr Sidie Mohammed Tunis.

The President commended the Parliament for planning to fill its positions subsequently through elections, which would be incorporated into general elections of member countries.

Speaker, Dr Tunis had expressed sympathy to the Government and people of Nigeria on the recent losses from terror attacks, saying that Nigeria is resilient to defeat the terrorists.

He also applauded Nigeria for her many supports to the ECOWAS Parliament, saying plan was underway to strengthen the body through electing its officials rather than their being appointed.

Dr Tunis added that the vision for a Parliament building in Abuja would be completed before May, 2023, for President Buhari to commission it before leaving office.

Reporting by Abdullah Bello; editing by Adeniyi Bakare