President Tinubu Jets To Guinea-Bissau for ECOWAS Meeting

The 63rd Ordinary Session of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) will be held in Guinea-Bissau, and President Bola Tinubu will depart for the country on Saturday.

This information was revealed in a statement released on Friday night in Abuja by Dele Alake, the president’s Special Adviser on Special Duties, Communications, and Strategy.

Since taking office on May 29, the president will attend this summit as his first official engagement in Africa.

The statement read: “At the summit on Sunday, July 9, participants are expected to address memoranda on five pressing sub-regional issues.

“They include Report of the 50th Ordinary Session of the Mediation and Security Council covering security challenges faced by the member countries; 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, as well as Report on the status of Transition in the Republics of Mali, Burkina Faso and Guinea.”

“Other items slated for discussion include; the Memoranda on the ECOWAS Single Currency Programme and the Report on Obstacles to the Free Movement of Goods on the Abidjan-Lagos corridor.”

Tinubu will be back to the country after the meeting.