President Muhammadu Buhari will today participate in the 59th Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government in Accra, Ghana.
The president, according to a statement by presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, will depart Abuja today to join other Heads of State and Governments of ECOWAS for the mid-year statutory meeting of the regional bloc, with the exception of Mali, which was recently suspended from the group.
Former president, Goodluck Jonathan, ECOWAS Special Envoy and Mediator to Mali, is expected to present a report on his latest working visit to the country to the Heads of State.
The Heads of State and Governments will also receive a report on ECOWAS institutional reforms, single currency programmes and a memorandum on the proposed mechanism of rotation of ECOWAS Member States’ candidature to the Chairmanship of the African Union.
A communiqué will be issued at the end of the summit.
Buhari will be accompanied by the ministers of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyema; State, Foreign Affairs, Zubairu Dada; Defence, Major General Bashir Magashi (Rtd); Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire; Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed; the National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno (rtd); Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele and the director-general of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ambassador Ahmed Rufa’i Abubakar.